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Latest publications on this Web site:

AIDS: Anger and recrimination block progress in Henan
¤ 9 September 2011
AIDS activists in China remain angry at what they see as the culpability and inaction of authorities in Henan Province, while government officials there remain implacably hostile to people they see as troublemakers. Nevertheless, reports Nick Young with Mian Liping (????), things are changing in (...) read more

Full steam ahead for ‘charity’ even as brakes are applied to NGOs
¤ 9 September 2011
A high-level international symposium on charity legislation, held in Beijing this summer, underlined the Chinese government’s determination to mobilise charitable giving even as the authorities were tightening their surveillance and control of the informal NGO (...) read more

Eco-tourism: snapshots from four villages
¤ 9 September 2011
It is a decade since mass tourism arrived in the picturesque northwest Yunnan towns of Dali, Lijiang and Zhongdian. But what of the villages and townships that some more adventurous tourists are beginning to visit? Julie Perng visits four communities that hope to embrace tourists without being (...) read more

Message from the editor
¤ 9 September 2011
May 23, 2012 We are pleased to announce that China Development Brief has re-emerged in another format as China Development Brief (English) which started up in May of 2010?We will continue CDB's focus on China's social development and civil society and provide reporting and resources for (...) read more

Scholars question division of pastoral lands
¤ 9 September 2011
Grassland conservation and development cannot be separated from pastoralist culture and people, but decision-makers have ignored this over the past decades, academic experts and environmentalists say. Some have started initiatives to bring people involved in grassland issues together for (...) read more

‘Rustification’ revival to create jobs, reverse brain drain
¤ 9 September 2011
In an ambitious drive to increase access to higher education, China’s college and university enrolment increased from around six million in 1998 to 21 million in 2005. But with the flood of new graduates, individuals are having a tough time finding jobs in an increasingly competitive labour (...) read more

Move to prevent green protest shows uneven distribution of free speech
¤ 9 September 2011
Chinese Internet authorities have ordered websites—including a Chinese language environmental NGO site operated by China Development Brief (www.greengo.cn)—to remove an open letter from twelve organisations calling for a fair trial for jailed environmental activist, Wu Lihong (???). Anomalously, (...) read more

Brick kiln ‘slavery’ exposé follows Olympic child labour report
¤ 9 September 2011
Senior Chinese officials vowed to act on an international NGO and trade union report alleging abusive practices in four Pearl Delta factories contracted to produce goods for the 2008 Olympics, even as the report was overshadowed by shocking revelations of forced child labour in brick kilns in (...) read more

Editorial: Riots underline development dilemmas
¤ 9 September 2011
Violent protests this month in Guangxi’s Bobai (??) County—sparked, according to international press reports, by heavy-handed implementation of birth control rules—are a tragic reminder of the pain caused by a policy that has, nevertheless, played a key role in China’s social and economic (...) read more

China in Africa: A relationship still in the making
¤ 9 September 2011
Are China’s increased trade, investment and aid flows to Africa a neo-colonial threat or a new opportunity for South-South cooperation? Probably nothing so simple, concludes Nick Young in this review of the growing literature on the topic—but if the relationship is to be “win-win? it must embrace (...) read more

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