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China’s NGOs to face new rules on ‘recognition activities’

NGOs in China will face stricter rules when hosting “recognition activities” or giving out awards, according to the new “Administrative Measures for Social Organization Evaluation Recognition, and Commendation Activities” released earlier this month. The measures, issued by China’s National Evaluation,…

China’s disabled day: local governments focus on employment

Every third Sunday in May is China’s National Disability Day. This year’s theme focused on promoting employment of the disabled and protecting their rights. On May 15, activities were held across China, both online and offline, depending on the local…

JA China: working to improve financial literacy

In 2004 Liu Jingrong decided to make a career change from the business world to the NGO sector, only to find herself constantly cold calling school principals around Beijing from the newly founded Junior Achievement (JA) China’s Beijing representative office.…

NGOs help Shanghai residents cope with lockdown

Since the Covid outbreak in Shanghai in mid-March, the number of positive cases has climbed to more than 500,000, and the lockdown in some places has continued for more than 30 days. Many residents were unprepared for the rapid spread…

Interview: Ji Hongbo, Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation has been operating in China since 1979 and currently employs 10 full-time staff. Together with local partners it operates a range of programs covering areas such as disaster management and child welfare. CDB recently spoke with the…

Foundation signs partnership agreement to build nursing platform

Beijing Foundation for Elder and the Disabled (BFED) and a company called Gold Nurse recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The two parties plan to jointly set up the first online nursing service platform for elderly people in China next…

Empowering rural women: more than money

Early April is the best season for tea picking, and it is also the busiest time for Yu Lan, a villager in Jiayao Village, Guizhou Province. Every morning after sending her children to school, she begins her daily working routine…

Tech giant makes emissions pledge

Tencent Group released its Report on Carbon Neutrality Goals and Actions earlier this year, promising to achieve carbon neutrality in its supply chain no later than 2030. Ma Huateng, chairman and CEO of the Board of Directors, emphasized that the…

Beijing government keen to see more social enterprises

The number of social enterprises in Beijing will exceed 300 by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025), according to a recent document issued following the meeting of Beijing Municipal Leading Group for Social Construction. The group released the…

Chinese INGOs: mostly still absent

Over the past few decades, China’s economic development has benefited from the global governance system. As the country’s influence on the international order grows, how China will continue to participate in the global system has become an unavoidable question. The…

Cutting carbon: energy sector not yet on track

In 2020, China’s government announced the country’s environmental goals of achieving peak carbon by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. Last year, a team led by Professor Chen Wenying from Tsinghua University developed an energy-environmental economic model, China TIMES, which…

Chinese foundation helps support Cambodian students

The Amity Foundation has funded 310 Cambodian students to continue their studies through its “Pass the Flame International Student Aid Project”, according to a recent conclusion meeting held by the foundation. A Chinese NGO created in 1985, the Amity Foundation…

Educating migrant children: challenges remain

China has experienced rapid urbanization and large-scale internal migration. In 2020, the number of migrant workers nationwide was around 376 million. Based on this estimate, the number of migrant workers’ children now exceeds 130 million — more than 40 percent…

Chinese students get classes on ‘zero waste’

For this year’s World Earth Day, some Chinese elementary and middle schools in cities like Beijing and Hangzhou launched a new class on the concept of zero waste. The class — Zero Waste Knowledge — is part of the “Pepsi…

Action plan issued to increase disabled employment

The General Office of the State Council issued the Three-Year Action Plan for Promoting Employment of Disabled Persons (2022-2024) on April 8. The plan proposes that from 2022 to 2024: At least 1 million disabled persons should be newly employed…

Academics meet to discuss carbon emissions in rural areas

The 1st Interdisciplinary Academic Exchange Conference of the Research Center for Zero-carbon Buildings was held at Tsinghua University on March 11. Dozens of experts and academics delivered speeches on promoting carbon emission reduction in rural areas. Professor Zhang Hong from…