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Douyin feature allows users to help save Siberian tigers

Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, has recently launched a Siberian tiger protection program through its “Douyin Nature” project. Users can collect “natural energy” by watching or shooting videos of animals and plants and donating the energy they earn to…

Government fund lends a hand to grassroots NGOs

It has always been challenging for China’s grassroots NGOs to participate in government procurement of services, due to inadequate organizational capacity and lack of familiarity with government standards. But help has now arrived. In 2021, China’s central government set up…

Controversial sanitary kit charity project taken down

On Jan 18, a post on Chinese social media raised questions regarding the contents of the “Sanitary Kit for Girls in Distress”, a charity project initiated by Xi’an Little Bee Charity Foundation on the Alipay public welfare platform, about the…

Revealed: China’s top 10 charity highlights of 2021

On Jan 17, Lingshan Charity Foundation held an online meeting to release the Charity Development Report – Top 10 Annual Charity Events in China 2021. This is the 11th annual report released by the foundation since 2011. The organizer invited…

Annual report on overseas NGOs in China released

The annual report on overseas NGOs in China, released by the Administration Office of Overseas NGOs of the Ministry of Public Security (AONGOMPS), revealed that by Dec 31 last year, 631 representative offices of overseas NGOs had registered in accordance…

Public health emergencies: Guangzhou announces rules for social organizations

Guangzhou, capital of China’s Guangdong province, recently issued a new set of regulations outlining how social organizations should respond to public health emergencies. The “Social Organizations’ Response to Public Health Emergencies Prevention and Control” regulations are the first of their…

Beijing to improve access to mental health services by 2025

According to a list released by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs, 247 grassroots mental health centers have been established in the capital city. Residents can use them for information, psychological assessment, stress reduction, counseling and other services. A director…

Revealed: 2021’s top charity sector buzzwords

Last year saw new milestones and opportunities for China’s charity sector. To mark the start of 2022, China Development Brief has summarized 2021’s top buzzwords for the sector. The Third Distribution Since August 2021, the government has stressed the importance…

China to get first wetland protection law

Wetlands form one of the major ecosystems of our planet. Swamps, peatlands, lakes, rivers, beaches, and salt marshes all belong to the wetland family. They play an important role in reducing the impact of extreme weather, such as flooding, and…

Car company helps out left-behind children

FAW Toyota China’s charity program “Lighting up Dreams” recently provided left-behind children at Dukezong Primary School in Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, with items such as schoolbags. In addition, the company donated 600,000 yuan ($94,280) to the “Scarab Dream Fund” which aims…

Donations: individuals giving more, charities giving less

A report from the 2021 China Social Organization Blue Book titled the “2020 Charitable Organization Development Report”, recently released by the National Governance Modernization and Social Organization Research Center of the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, analyzes the…

Professional development: what is the charity sector lacking?

The skills possessed by charity workers help to determine the development of the sector. In October, Moderate, an organization that focuses on the development of charity workers and charitable organizations, published the Capability Development Trend of Chinese Charity Workers 2021,…

Data released on children’s development

The China Children’s Development Program Outline (2011-2020) was published in 2011 to promote the development of children. Recently, the National Bureau of Statistics conducted its final assessment of the implementation of the Outline in five areas: health, education, welfare, the…

Social organizations hit by new regulations

The “Regulations on the Evaluation and Management of Domestic Social Organizations” will come into force in China on Jan 1. Check out CDB’s English translation.…

Few Chinese NGOs offer clear career paths, report finds

While it certainly has huge potential, China’s voluntary sector still faces many hurdles — especially when it comes to retaining talent, according to a recent report. The 2020 Research Report on Salary and Talent Management Practice in China’s Public Welfare…

Revisions proposed to key women’s rights legislation

A draft list of revisions to the Law on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for deliberation on Dec 20. The revisions would make major changes to the…

China Foundation Transparency Index publishes latest report

The virtual forum of the China Foundation Transparency Index (FTI) organized by China Foundation Center (CFC) took place on Dec 15. Nearly 107,000 people took part, along with experts from 12 foundations. In a change from previous years, this year’s…