China

Asia Society Seeking Young Chinese Professionals

Asia Society launched the Zhen Fellows Program which provides opportunities for future leaders from China and the United States to deepen their expertise on the important bilateral relationship within the broader context of Asia.

Philanthropy Slides But Still Big in China

The article, Chinese Philanthropy Slides Nearly a Fifth in 2011, highlights major findings of the Hurun Philanthropy List 2012 – a list of 100 biggest givers in China. On top of the list of biggest givers is Cao Dewang, who gave $580 million, followed by Xu Jiayin with $120 million and Wang Jianlin with $44 million.

Wokai Shuts Down: A Setback for Microfinance in China

Casey Wilson, co-founder of Wokai (“I Start”) announced earlier this week that Wokai started the process of winding down and concluding its operations. Started five years ago, the non-profit’s goal was to alleviate poverty in China one loan at a time. They had built a microfinance website that connected contributors with borrowers in China.

Golden Bridges: China NPO Weibo Digest (October)

Golden Bridges Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit founded by Holly Chang, publishes the “China NPO Weibo Digest” each month. Weibo is a Chinese micro-blog and Holly’s team sifts through thousands of reports to curate and translate selected reports to English. Below are the top 10 highlights for October:

China Development Brief in English (November)

The China Development Brief is a Chinese-language online and print publication that has more than 47,000 subscribers to its online newsletter and 5,000 to its print issues. Until recently, the articles have only been in Chinese. Under the leadership of Shawn Shieh, there is now an English version of the CDB.

Golden Bridges: China NPO Weibo Digest (September)

Golden Bridges Foundation, a U.S. nonprofit founded by Holly Chang, publishes the “China NPO Weibo Digest” each month. Weibo is a Chinese micro-blog and Holly’s team sifts through thousands of reports to curate and translate selected reports to English. The top 10 highlights are provided.