February 09, 2021
How the Chinese State Mobilized Civil Society to Fight COVID-19
By Diana Fu
The COVID-19 crisis pushed to the frontlines a civil society that is mobilized and led by the Chinese Communist Party, whether directly or indirectly.
November 13, 2020
To Fight the Next Pandemic, the World Needs Chinese Activists
By Sara L.M. Davis, Shen Tingting, and Lu Jun
The CCP’s sweeping crackdowns on civil society have left the whole world vulnerable.
April 08, 2020
Don’t Be Fooled by China Red Cross
By Eduardo Baptista
Since the founding of the PRC, China Red Cross has existed to serve the Chinese Communist Party.
March 17, 2020
A Rare Rights Victory in China
By Shen Tingting
NGOs helped convince China to end the arbitrary detention of sex workers. A crackdown on civil society will make future reforms harder.
September 28, 2018
How China Sidelines NGOs
By Hannah Feldshuh
NGOs were essential in helping expand protections for domestic violence victims, but now their contributions are being limited.
October 12, 2017
The China Path vs The Western Model
By Kristin Shi-Kupfer
How Chinese society challenges the CCP’s effort to create a unifying ideology
August 07, 2017
One Man, One Road: A Funny Tale of Civic Protest in China
By Charlotte Gao
China’s millennials are participating in civic engagement in their own way.
March 23, 2016
The Pros and Cons of China's NGO Laws
By Reza Hasmath
China’s new laws regarding NGOs will create a less free civil society, but a more accountable and predictable one.
April 25, 2013
Xi Jinping's Great Society
New regulations suggest a growing role for China’s civil society.