CDB Reports

Analysis

In-depth analyses on the issues facing Chinese civil society. Most of these articles have been written by CDB’s staff or translated from Chinese sources, while others are guest contributions from academics and NGO practitioners inside and outside of China.

Briefing: Tencent’s 99 Giving Day (2015-2020)

China’s public welfare and charity sector is still underdeveloped, and people’s understanding of charity is often limited to donating money. Li Guo, former minister of the National People’s Political Bureau, once said that for modern charities, charitable activities are not…

Her power: female caregivers with conflicting identities

Editor’s note: This article was submitted to China Development Brief by China House. Wang Shui has been married to Yi Bingjin, a pneumoconiosis patient, for decades. In 2009 she decided she had to leave the family home and find work…

Eight things you should know about the Yangtze River’s new legal rights

Editor’s Note: This is an abbreviated and adapted translation of an article published by the Beijing News on the 1st of March, 2021, under the title《长江保护法》今起正式施行  8个关键词解读如何保护长江.  On the 1st of March, the Yangtze River Protection Law officially came into…

How and why could the Charity Law be amended?

China's Charity Law, passed in 2016, regulates the activities of all local charitable organizations. A government inspection team recently wrote a report on the law's implementation, suggesting improvements and amendments. This translated article summarises the report's main recommendations.

An analysis of Chinese charitable trusts in 2020: pandemic-driven development

142 new charitable trusts were established in China over the first half of 2020, with total assets of 263 million Yuan between them. A majority of them were created specifically for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. This piece offers an analysis of the situation concerning charitable trusts in China, replete with facts and figures.
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The Han Hong Foundation: how a Celebrity Stepped Up Against Covid-19

When the new coronavirus first struck Wuhan, Chinese celebrity Han Hong and her foundation successfully raised funds from the public and other celebrities and used them to donate equipment to hospitals in Hubei, while manoeuvring around official regulations and increased scrutiny from social media.

China’s International NGOs in a Time of Pandemic

China appears to be over the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. How has the country's resilient community of international NGOs adjusted its work to the unusual situation over the past few months? And what are the prospects for such organizations in the future?