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Part one of COP15 ends with Kunming Declaration

Phase one of the 15th UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) took place in Kunming, Yunnan Province, from Oct 11 to 15. The conference has set the stage for adopting an effective global biodiversity framework after 2020, with discussions set to resume…

Conference reviews legal framework for civil society

The National Civil Affairs and the Rule of Law Work Conference was held in Shanghai on Oct 11. The conference reviewed achievements made in civil affairs and the law since the 13th Five-Year Plan and agreed objectives for the coming…

Capital Charity Awards held in Beijing

The Capital Charity Awards and Beijing Charity Cultural Creation Conference were recently held at the Beijing Zhengda Center. The events were hosted by the Capital Charity Foundation under the guidance of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee’s Social Work Committee and…

Charities come together to help flooded Shanxi

Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in some regions of Shanxi Province. From Oct 2 to 7, precipitation in the region was between 15.4 and 285.2 millimeters and 18 townships were hit by 200 millimeters of rainfall. By Oct 10,…

Maybe you haven’t heard…

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First guidelines published for restaurants hiring disabled workers

A new initiative to offer disabled people employment was launched in Nanjing on Sept 28. The “Dream-Building Restaurant” (Zhu Meng Can Ting) program was created by the Disabled Persons’ Federation of the city’s Jiangning District and the food delivery platform…

Happy holidays from CDB! Also, we’re moving…

Thanks for supporting our work and for all the feedback you’ve given us in recent months – we really appreciate it! We’ll be taking a short break for the National Day holiday, but will be back soon with more great…

Legal initiative aims to improve children’s rights in developing world

The Global Child Law Fellowship 2021-22, co-sponsored by Beijing Children’s Legal Aid Research Center and the Child Law International Alliance (CLIA), was launched in September in Burundi, Kenya, Liberia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, India and the Philippines. Twelve lawyers from the…

China Development Brief is MOVING!

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Foodbank goes online to reach the needy

A foodbank has opened its own store on Chinese e-commerce website Taobao. The shop, which went online on Sept 16, aims to provide food close to its sell-by date to those who can’t afford to meet their daily calorie needs.…

Social organizations rush to help quake-hit Luxian

In the early hours of September 16, a 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Luxian County, Sichuan Province, killing three people and leaving 100 injured. By 4 p.m., it was reported that 1,400 houses had collapsed and 6,400 were severely damaged, affecting more…

Charity project turns Tibetan desert green

“This desolate area where green wheatgrass seeds were sown just three months ago is now alive with color. You can hardly imagine my pride, wrote Chen Juanling, general manager of public relations and communications for Garan Group, on WeChat. Last…

NGO suing Tencent wants to protect kids from gaming dangers

The National Press and Publication Administration has announced new rules limiting the amount of time children can play games online. The notice, issued on Aug 30, quickly became the subject of intense public debate. Tech giants including Tencent and NetEase…