Category: Social Policy

Funding China’s Civil Society – Tax Incentives, Donation Law, and the Role of Foreign Charities

China passed two new laws in 2016 that will play a major role in shaping its civil society sector. The Charity Law, already in effect, and the Overseas Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Law, set for implementation in January, are closely intertwined,...

/ January 13, 2017

VIDEO: The Role of NGOs in Cultural Heritage Conservation

Heritage preservation has long been associated with the conservation of grand monuments driven by the state, but Kuanghan Li, director of Global Heritage Fund's China Program, explains to Asia Society that NGOs could play the role of instigator and facilitator...

/ October 21, 2016

China’s New National Fitness Plan and Emerging Opportunities in the Sports Industry

The 2016-2020 National Fitness Plan creates great potential for foreign investment. This is particularly true with football, where foreign input is highly valued in China. However, sport is only one side of the coin: fitness also provides a large opportunity....

/ October 14, 2016

Healthcare

The United States accounts of 14 percent of global healthcare spending. China, home to 22 percent of the world's population, only accounts for 2 percent of healthcare spending.

/ June 7, 2016

Hiring Disabled Workers in China: Incentives and Challenges

The Chinese government plans to increase the monthly subsidy for families whose only child is disabled and unable to support the family as the parents age. The announcement—widely reported in Western media—has re-energized discussion of the role of the disabled...

/ May 25, 2016

Poverty in China

China's government plans to reduce the number of people in poverty by 1,000,000 a month.

/ May 23, 2016

Citizen Suits: A Watershed Moment In Environmental Litigation?

As part of China’s effort to emphasize environmental protection, the amended Environmental Protection Law (EPL) went into effect a little more than a year ago. The revisions not only increased public participation, but also enhanced environmental organizations’ ability to file...

/ May 13, 2016

Drop in China’s social insurance rates could cut labor costs

Rising labor costs in China are setting off alarms with foreign investors because of increasing minimum wages and living standards, as well as the extensively developed social security system. However, as the central government exerts pressure to maintain economic growth...

/ May 6, 2016

China’s Agricultural Policy and the Urban Labor Shortage

Chinese policymakers’ aim to modernize the country’s agriculture industry and land ownership system could have drastic consequences on the landscape of the workforce.

/ April 25, 2016

Trash or Treasure? Prospects for China’s Recycling Industry

In order to achieve China’s repeatedly signaled desire to be a global leader in climate change, Beijing must reform and regulate the country’s recycling industry, which operates chiefly informally with limited government oversight.

/ April 6, 2016