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Public health emergencies: Guangzhou announces rules for social organizations

Guangzhou, capital of China’s Guangdong province, recently issued a new set of regulations outlining how social organizations should respond to public health emergencies. The “Social Organizations’ Response to Public Health Emergencies Prevention and Control” regulations are the first of their…

Beijing to improve access to mental health services by 2025

According to a list released by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs, 247 grassroots mental health centers have been established in the capital city. Residents can use them for information, psychological assessment, stress reduction, counseling and other services. A director…

New report explores options for improving disabled access

China’s Barrier Free Environment Development Report (2021), jointly published by the China Institute of Data Science for the Disabled at Nanjing Normal University of Special Education and the Social Sciences Literature Press on Dec 30, explores new options for building…

Revealed: 2021’s top charity sector buzzwords

Last year saw new milestones and opportunities for China’s charity sector. To mark the start of 2022, China Development Brief has summarized 2021’s top buzzwords for the sector. The Third Distribution Since August 2021, the government has stressed the importance…

Empowering women: Grameen Bank and its pioneering programs

“In Bangladesh, the women don’t even make up 1 percent of bank borrowers, so we thought we should address the issue through our program,” commented Muhammed Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, after receiving the Nobel Prize. Women and Poverty Poverty…

China to get first wetland protection law

Wetlands form one of the major ecosystems of our planet. Swamps, peatlands, lakes, rivers, beaches, and salt marshes all belong to the wetland family. They play an important role in reducing the impact of extreme weather, such as flooding, and…

STAR kids: the autistic children benefitting from cycling

Despite a drop in temperature over the weekend, members of the SURF cycling club gathered near Shanghai’s Huangpu River as usual one Sunday in December. But something was a little different this time: a group of 15 teenagers from Xing…

Car company helps out left-behind children

FAW Toyota China’s charity program “Lighting up Dreams” recently provided left-behind children at Dukezong Primary School in Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, with items such as schoolbags. In addition, the company donated 600,000 yuan ($94,280) to the “Scarab Dream Fund” which aims…

Donations: individuals giving more, charities giving less

A report from the 2021 China Social Organization Blue Book titled the “2020 Charitable Organization Development Report”, recently released by the National Governance Modernization and Social Organization Research Center of the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, analyzes the…

Professional development: what is the charity sector lacking?

The skills possessed by charity workers help to determine the development of the sector. In October, Moderate, an organization that focuses on the development of charity workers and charitable organizations, published the Capability Development Trend of Chinese Charity Workers 2021,…

Data released on children’s development

The China Children’s Development Program Outline (2011-2020) was published in 2011 to promote the development of children. Recently, the National Bureau of Statistics conducted its final assessment of the implementation of the Outline in five areas: health, education, welfare, the…

Social organizations hit by new regulations

The “Regulations on the Evaluation and Management of Domestic Social Organizations” will come into force in China on Jan 1. Check out CDB’s English translation.…

Wei Lan Library: Getting migrant children reading (Part II)

This is part two of CDB’s interview with staff from the Wei Lan Library initiative. You can read part one here. Wei Lan Library doesn’t just provide books, it provides a public space for children to build connections with their…

Few Chinese NGOs offer clear career paths, report finds

While it certainly has huge potential, China’s voluntary sector still faces many hurdles — especially when it comes to retaining talent, according to a recent report. The 2020 Research Report on Salary and Talent Management Practice in China’s Public Welfare…

Wei Lan Library: Getting migrant children reading (Part l)

Millions of people in China have moved from the countryside to the cities since the country began to open up in the late 1970s. While living standards have risen, economic development is uneven, with many in rural areas not benefitting…