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.

SMEs encouraged to trade carbon emissions

After President Xi’s announcement of the Dual Carbon Goal at the 75th United Nations General Assembly in September 2020, China has clarified its national policy of achieving peak carbon by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060. SMEs were once seen…

Beijing foundation helps kids in distress

Under the scorching August sun in Beijing’s Pinggu District, a group of children wearing blindfolds could recently be seen groping their way forward on a long and narrow road sandwiched between the bushes. People shouted unpleasant remarks at the young…

Notice issued on the protection of earthworms

Earthworms, believed to have important medicinal properties in traditional Chinese medicine, have always been traded on the black market. But this little creature hiding in the dirt also plays an irreplaceable role in healing our planet, by improving soil quality,…

Volunteers clean up Du-Ku Highway after summer tourist season

After two years of COVID lockdowns, tourists have been returning to some parts of the country this summer. However, due to the complicated epidemic prevention procedures for entering and leaving the country, international travel is still very restricted. With hundreds…

NGOs discuss role in tackling climate change

While memories of last year’s floods are still fresh in people’s memories, various parts of China have experienced droughts and wildfires this summer. The extreme weather has put limits on supplies of water and electricity, with temperatures frequently passing 40…

What’s behind the boom in charitable trusts? (Part II)

In Part I of the article, He Bin from the China Philanthropist Magazine talked about how charitable trusts gradually became popular in China. Part II explores the topic further and looks at the relationship between charitable trusts and foundations. “In…

Initiative launched to create greener future for e-commerce

To better support e-commerce businesses as they try to make their operations more ecofriendly, the “Green E-Commerce” initiative was launched in Hangzhou on Aug 18. The plan is the work of organizations including Hangzhou E-Commerce Association, the Alxa SEE Ecological…

What’s behind the boom in charitable trusts? (Part I)

Foundations and charitable trusts have become two sustainable vehicles for high-net-worth individuals to achieve their charitable goals, and have developed rapidly, according to a recent report in China Philanthropist Magazine. However, a series of controversies remain: is it necessary to…

Li Xuhong: taxation should promote sustainable development

Climate change has posed enormous challenges to the global economy in recent years. Many countries have developed economic policies, including carbon taxes and carbon tariffs, to encourage more market players to support sustainable development. Twenty countries have now started to…

Tian Miaomiao: restart the China Certified Emission Reduction scheme

The China Certified Emission Reduction (CCER) scheme refers to the greenhouse gas emission reduction effect of renewable energy, forestry carbon sinks, methane utilization and other projects in China, which can be quantitatively verified and registered. CCER trading started in June…

ByteDance follows Tencent, Alibaba with annual charity day

September has been the busiest month for Chinese philanthropy in recent years. Tencent’s Charity Day on Sept 9 and Alibaba’s Charity Week on Sept 5, respectively initiated in 2015 and 2017, have become the most important annual fundraising events for…

Rural revitalization: the role of socially responsible investment

Socially responsible investment may become an important force to fill the gap in funding for China’s rural revitalization, “enabling capital to flow more responsibly to the countryside”, according to a newly released report. The report, titled “Unleashing Potential: Socially Responsible…

Dialogue in the Dark: bridging the blind and the sighted

After making an appointment, Wang Lei and his friends followed the instructions and slowly walked into a dark room. As the last ray of light disappeared, everything in front of him was shrouded in darkness, and he heard: “Welcome to…

Research reveals challenges facing Chinese girls (part 2)

As mentioned in the previous article, researchers from Renmin University of China recently published a study analyzing the development trends of Chinese girls. Education for girls -Macro gender differences in education are gradually improving, but micro preferences for boys still…

Research reveals challenges facing Chinese girls (part 1)

In order to analyze the emphases and trends from academic research on the development of Chinese girls in recent years, researchers from the School of Sociology and Population Studies at the Renmin University of China conducted a systematic study on…

Carbon pricing expected to boost carbon market, ESG

The 2nd Sina Finance ESG Global Leaders Summit was held online from June 28 to 30, aiming to promote global ESG development and build a sustainable future. It was jointly organized by Sina Finance and the China International Trust Investment…