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Volunteers rally to beautify Wan Shou Park in Beijing

In a spirited community effort on Nov 4, a diverse group of volunteers from a local communist party volunteer team converged on Beijing’s Wan Shou Park for a day of environmental stewardship. The park, known for being the city’s first…

Beijing’s Pinggu District hosts conference on food security

An inaugural World Agrifood Innovation Conference (WAFI) was held from Nov 2 to 4 in Beijing’s Pinggu District, with the “Pinggu Consensus” adopted by participants from 61 countries and regions. Themed as “Food Security and Future Agriculture”, the conference was…

Three key words from China’s Charity Law Amendment

China’s Charity Law is undergoing significant revisions. This move aims to address key issues, including individual donations, online appeals, and emergency relief efforts. Focus on individual donations One of the key objectives of the Amended Charity Law is to encourage…

Draft amendments to China’s Charity Law open for feedback

Beijing has asked for public feedback on several draft legal amendments, with a particular focus on the much-anticipated Charity Law of People’s Republic of China. The proposed amendments hold significant implications for the future of charity and philanthropy in China.…

EU carbon tax trials raise global trade concerns

The European Union (EU) initiated trials of its pioneering Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) on Oct 1. After a month of testing, concerns are growing about its global trade implications. CBAM has a dual objective: to ensure fair competition in…

Killer dust: Pingxiang’s pneumoconiosis story

This article was contributed to CDB by Explorer.    After China’s economic opening in the late 1970s, people from all over the country started businesses to seize new opportunities and prosper. In the city of Pingxiang, Jiangxi Province, people took…

Forbidden City Museum promotes zero-waste lifestyle

The Forbidden City Museum in Beijing is educating visitors about zero-waste living through an immersive dining experience. The initiative comes as China ramps up its battle against food waste. For its 3rd Zero-Waste Dining Culture Week, the museum transformed three…

Re-evaluating charity success: beyond fundraising

The recent revelations of embezzlement in a charitable project during China’s 99 (Sept 9) Charity Day have shaken the nation’s faith in charitable organizations. This shocking case brought to light an uncomfortable truth: when we place excessive importance on fundraising…

Authorities ramp up social welfare efforts

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs held a press conference on Oct 20 to provide an update on social welfare initiatives for the third quarter of 2023 and outline the Ministry’s focus areas for the fourth quarter. The ministry highlighted progress…

Wang Keqin: the man helping workers with pneumoconiosis

In the bustling metropolis of Beijing, where modernity and ancient traditions collide, one man has transcended his role as an investigative journalist to become a crusader for the rights and well-being of China’s pneumoconiosis-afflicted migrant workers. Wang Keqin, chairman of…

Network of fake charity livestreaming channels dismantled

In a significant move, Chinese authorities have dismantled a network of fake charity livestreaming channels that were exploiting impoverished rural areas. The operation involved fabricating tragedies to solicit donations and boost e-commerce sales. The crackdown unfolded in Liangshan, a mountainous…

Shenzhen meeting celebrates art therapy

The “Inner Drive – Indigenous Art Therapy Exhibition” opened its doors at the TNT Contemporary Art Space in Dafen, Shenzhen on Oct 20, 2023, ushering in a powerful celebration of art’s transformative potential in the realm of mental health. An…

Charity leader calls for reform following scandal

A leading voice in China’s charity sector has called for reforms after a recent scandal which shook public trust. Xu Yongguang, known for pioneering programs like Project Hope, criticized “matching donations” – where corporate or individual contributions are matched by…

Foundation leverages project management evaluation system

The You Cheng Foundation for Rural Development has developed and implemented a comprehensive evaluation system called 3A3Forces to guide its organizational management and social innovation programs, according to its Vice Chairman and Secretary General Ling Hui speaking at the 2023…

How can rural labor mobility contribute to carbon reduction?

A new study published in the journal China University of Geosciences (Social Sciences Edition) reveals that the movement of rural workers to secondary and tertiary industries has promoted carbon reduction in China’s agricultural sector over the past two decades. With…

Job coaching for the disabled: an NGO perspective

Author’s note: Although “the disabled” and “disabled people” have been used throughout the article for reasons of convenience and readability, “persons with disabilities” is now often used instead as it helps to acknowledge that disability is just one aspect of…