A CDB SPECIAL ISSUE ON CHINA’S OWN OVERSEAS NGOS
The Past, Present, and Future of Chinese NGOs “Going Out” (new article)
Tom Bannister introduces the theme of this Special Issue, detailing the current situation of Chinese NGOs
working abroad and analyzing the future challenges and opportunities.
Strategies for the Internationalization of Chinese NGOs: A Study by Huang Haoming (2013)
Executive Director of CANGO, Huang Haoming, summarizes his research on the internationalization of
Chinese NGOs, analyzing current challenges, making policy recommendations, and viewing the
participation of NGOs in China's overseas aid as an opportunity to enhance Chinese soft power.
The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation Internationalizes (2010)
In the 1980s and 1990s, China was a leading recipient of international aid but that is slowly beginning to
change with China’s rapid development over the last 30 years.
A Chinese NGO with International Characteristics: The Morning Tears Advocacy Model (2013)
China’s internationalization has led to the emergence of NGOs that no longer fit neatly into the Chinese NGO
or international NGO category but rather constitute a hybrid. Fiorinda Di Fabio looks at one such hybrid and
its blueprint for conducting effective advocacy on child protection and welfare in China.
Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar (2012)
Yu Xiaogang, one of China’s best-known environmentalists and founder of the Yunnan NGO, Green
Watershed, writes about the environmental and social impact of China’s rapidly growing investment in
Laos’ Ban Chim Village: The First Partnership Between a Chinese NGO and a Chinese
Company Overseas (2012)
This article reports on the new trend of Chinese NGOs following companies overseas to monitor and work
with them and other stakeholders to mitigate the social and environmental impact of Chinese investment on
local communities abroad.
Philanthropy as an Emerging Contributor to Development Cooperation: The Case of China
Philanthropy advisor Heather Grady writes about how Chinese philanthropy can contribute to development
Chinese Aid Abroad: The People’s Forum on International Social Responsibility (2014)
Tom Bannister and CDB intern Luke Winship report on an influential forum on the role of China in overseas
Melissa Berman Interview: “China is part of global philanthropy now, no question” (2014)
Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, talks to CDB's Chen Yimei about
Philanthropy and China.
Chinese NGOs Cross the Himalayas: From Tangshan to Wenchuan to Nepal? (2015)
CDB's Tom Bannister takes a first look at the involvement of Chinese NGO's in the relief effort in Nepal.
Learning from Nepal: An Interview with Humanitarian Relief Expert Jock Baker (2015)
Tom Bannister talks to Jock Baker, an independent consultant commissioned by The Asia Foundation
to analyze and share the experiences of Chinese NGOs participating in the Nepal earthquake relief effort.
About China Development Brief
Brief was founded in 1996 and registered in 2003 as the Beijing Civil Society Development
Research Center. As a Chinese non-profit organization, we serve as a bilingual hub providing media and
communication, research and consulting, and services and networking to NGOs, foundations, development
practitioners, businesses, researchers, and policy makers. Our mission is: “Empower China`s civil society through
expert observation and analysis, and by facilitating the free flow of resources and views for NGOs”