Tuesday, October 16, 2012

China Development Brief's October Newsletter: Launching Our New Civil Society Learning Space

 Here's our October Newsletter announcing China Development Brief's new Civil Society Learning Space.  For those bringing groups through Beijing who want to learn more about what is going on in the civil society sector, or would like to arrange visits with Beijing-based NGOs, we've set up the Learning Space to provide talks and other services.  Take a look at our brochure on our website.

Highlight: New CDB Civil Society Learning Space

China Development Brief is pleased to announce the launch of our Civil Society Learning Space! The Learning Space will allow students and other groups to visit our Dongcheng office to learn about CDB's history and topics related to China's civil society and social development. Please contact Amanda Brown-Inz at amandabrown@chinadevelopmentbrief.cn for more information about sessions and program fees.

Policy Brief

Editorial: Animal Welfare and the Dignity of the Chinese People
CDB's editors see in the debate over animal welfare hope for reconsidering long-held cultural beliefs rooted in anthropocentrism and utilitarianism.

Feature Articles
Environmental NGOs Join Forces to Influence Legislation
CDB Senior Staff Writer Guo Ting reports on environmental NGOs partnering with mainstream players such as political and business elites, academics, and media to craft and submit legislative proposals.

Chinese NGOs Travel to Myanmar
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 Myanmar.  

"Blood and Sweat" for the Public Interest
CDB Editor Liu Haiying highlights a growing recognition in the NGO sector that public service, nonprofit work is not simply about pursuing one's passion and ideals. As the public service sector matures in China, it has become a way for many to make a living and pursue a career.

Voices: The Best of NGO Publications

Changes in the Global Fund: The Challenges Facing China's AIDS NGOs and How They Should Respond

Forthcoming Articles
In the next month, we will have articles appearing on the future of China's environmental movement, NGOs in Anhui, Chinese NGOs in Laos, and more...
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