Weekly News – February 8th to 14th, 2014

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Wenzhou social innovation Spring Festival reunion convenes, large-scale innovation program discussed
温州人社会创新春节团圆会召开 共商创新大计
By Wang Lili 王莉莉, Wenzhou Daily 温州日报,February 10th, 2014
Local public welfare experts from Wenzhou NGOs, social enterprises, government and academia have held a conference to discuss plans for using the city’s reputation for innovation to develop a dynamic non-profit sector. (Chinese)

Regarding the legal interpretation of sex work – a feminist perspective
By Wu Qiang 吴强, Tengxun Dajia 腾讯 大家, February 10th, 2014
Originally published in 2006, but reprinted following the recent headline-making bust of sex workers in Dongguan, Guangdong, Tsinghua University’s Wu Qiang writes about the feminist perspective of prostitution. (Chinese)

Why does China not have its own ‘Guerilla Girls’?
By Sun Yue 孙越, Art News 艺术新闻中文版, February 11th, 2014
Article asking why China’s women’s right sector has no protest group similar to the American ‘Guerrilla Girls’, who campaign against sexism in the arts industry. (Chinese)

Teachers and funds – the difficult funding road of arts education NGOs
By Fang Li 方莉, Guangming Daily 光明日报, February 11, 2014
A look at Beijing arts education NGOs and the challenges they face in gaining funding and establishing themselves as sustainable projects. (Chinese)

True or false questions about the Dongguan incident: a women’s rights perspective
By Lu Pin 吕频, Women’s Voice 女权之声, February 11th, 2014
Activist from a Beijing based women’s rights NGO writes an opinion piece about the recent Dongguan prostitution bust. (Chinese)

Wang Zhong: Chinese social innovation needs to explore all areas
By Wang Zhong汪忠, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, February 12th, 2014
The Deputy Director of the China Research Center for Social Entrepreneurship talks about his experience as a visiting scholar of social entrepreneurship in the UK, and his recommendations for the Chinese sector. (Chinese)

Deng Guosheng: The three international social innovation trends that highlight domestic deficiencies
By Yan Bing 闫冰, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, February 12th, 2014
Tsinghua University professor Deng Guosheng writes about three international trends in social innovation that highlight areas that China could improve in. The three trends are the continued liberation of ideas and theory, the importance of following a business model in terms of sustainability and expansion, and the use of new media. (Chinese)

The ‘Doing Good’ app: zero thresholds for charity
By Wang Yong王勇, Philanthropy Times 公益时报,February 12th, 2014
Article about a new smart phone app that enables users to make micro donations to charity projects of their choosing, as well as acting as a platform for users to discover similar projects. (Chinese)

Ministry of Civil Affairs: Help charity to focus on those who need help, avoid assistance overlap
民政部:帮助慈善力量锁定帮扶对象 避免交叉救助
By Yan Lei 燕磊, China News 中国新闻网, February 13th, 2014
The MOCA recently released new recommendations that discuss the best ways for parties involved in helping children-in-need to co-ordinate their efforts, avoid overlap, and produce the most effective results. (Chinese)

Watch the US drama ‘House of Cards’ to understand international NGOs
By Zhao Bai 赵白, ngocn.net, February 13th 2014
Article that uses examples from the popular US TV drama to explain international NGO methods to the Chinese public. Topics include fundraising practices, NGO staff salaries, and the habitat that NGOs exist in in the West. (Chinese)

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