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CDB Reports include: Current Issues, Analyses, and Features.

The power of micro grants

The demands of society are diverse, and so are the roles of foundations. There should be foundations making substantial grants and undertaking the bulk of grant funding. But there should also be foundations focusing on micro grants.   The ideas behind…

Reading program helps blind students shine

Since 2016, the Assisting Blind Children in Reading Program has provided blind students with high-quality extra-curricular reading materials to enhance their reading ability in 100 special-education schools across China. Operated by Hongdandan Service Center for the Visually Impaired and funded…

Charity project promotes first aid, AEDs

Earlier this year an elderly man exercising at the Shekou Sports Center in Shenzhen suddenly collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest. Luckily, the center was equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) which was used to save his life. The…

Volunteers help rescue elderly woman

Kunshan Blue Sky Rescue (BSR) recently helped a 76-year-old woman who had been missing for five days find her family, demonstrating BSR’s mission of saving lives regardless of difficulty.   On Nov 20, the Kunshan BSR team received a report that…

Volunteers help with drought mitigation efforts

The Natural Resource and Planning Departments of Hunan Province and the prefectural-level city of Yiyang recently formed three teams of volunteers to take on duties at the front lines of a drought taking place in and around the city, offering…

China Environmental Grant-makers Alliance Report released at COP 27

China Environmental Grant-makers Alliance Report 2021 was officially released at COP27 in Egypt, marking the fourth year of China Environmental Grant-makers Alliance’s (CEGA) annual reports. The 2021 report summarizes the grant-making practices of CEGA members and 58 non-CEGA member foundations…

Working to support projects in Nepal: Zou Zhiqiang interview

In the past three years, many Chinese NGOs have had to cancel or postpone their overseas activities. However, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) was one of the few organizations that continued to send permanent staff to Belt and Road…

Making packaging greener: what does the future hold?

Green packaging is essential for building green logistics and a green supply chain. And it requires scientific research, a regulatory framework, and good business practices. Since 2009, the Chinese government has rolled out a series of laws and official documents…

Volunteers undergo flood relief training

Sichuan Youth Volunteers, the Sichuan Emergency Volunteer Service Association, the Meishan Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League and the Meishan Emergency Management Bureau held a training session on flood control and relief in Meishan, Sichuan Province, from Nov 3…

NGOs in China: increasing but at a lower rate

On Nov 12, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences released the “Report on Social Organizations in China 2021”, which summarizes key information about the development of Chinese NGOs (known locally as social organizations) in the past year. The report points…

Tencent invests $1.4 billion in scientific research foundation

The New Cornerstone Science Foundation launched by Tencent officially landed in Shenzhen on Nov 16. The new foundation focuses on basic scientific research and operates as a charity, with all of its programs operated by a foundation committee. In the…

Shanghai community develops checklist to help protect children

A community in Shanghai’s Hongqiao town published a Risk Identification Checklist for Minors in early November, the first checklist of its kind to be published in the city. According to official records, there are currently 8,320 minors in the Hongqiao…

Departments issue document on emergency relief

On Nov 3, the Department of Emergency Management, the Central Civilization Office, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League issued a document on promoting emergency relief. According to the document, China aims to…

New grassroots governance plan released

Following the conclusion of the 20th Party Congress, the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) announced that China is set to establish its first group of grassroots governance research centers on Nov 8. The announcement came against the backdrop of the…

Over half of China’s elderly now ‘empty nesters’

On Oct 26, 2022, China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs held its regular fourth quarter news conference, where Li Banghua, deputy director-general of the ministry’s Department of Elderly Care Services, revealed that according to the latest survey results, more than half…

CDB is looking for an intern!

We are looking for an intern with a background in the social sciences and an interest in the nonprofit/civil society sector. You will need native-level Chinese and strong English language skills, as well as excellent organizational and communication skills. Ideally,…

Another batch of illegal NGOs exposed by MCA

The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) recently released a new list of suspected illegal social organizations (NGOs). The organizations are as follows: -China Organic Products Association (中国有机产品协会); -China Ergonomics Research Association (中国人体工程学研究协会); -China Construction Industry Association (中国建设施工行业协会); -Chinese Dance Artists…