Recent Blog Entries

May 4

The New Normal for Faith-Based, Foreign NGOs in China

Key Provisions of the New Law

by Brent Fulton

The Law on the Management of Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations' Activities within Mainland China was passed on April 28, 2016 and will take effect January 1, 2017.

May 2

Factory Buddies

by Joann Pittman

We hardly even notice them anymore, and when we do, we probably either roll our eyes or chuckle. I’m referring to the ubiquitous “Made in China” labels that adorn our consumer goods. Televisions, underwear, souvenirs, computers—you name it, it’s probably made in China!

Apr 29

Himalaya: Ladder to Paradise

A Film Review

by Hannah Lau

Ladder to Paradise (2015)
Directed by Xiao Han and Liang Junjian

Reviewed by Hannah Lau.

Apr 28

ZGBriefs | April 28, 2016

by Joann Pittman

Featured Article

A warning for parched China: a city runs out of water (April 25, 2016, Marketplace)
Yang Shufang wakes up at 5 o'clock each morning and fetches water. "I bring a few buckets, enough for drinking or cooking," she says. Yang doesn’t live in the remote countryside, and her water isn’t from a village well. She lives on the seventh floor of a luxury condominium complex in Lintao, a Chinese city with nearly 200,000 people that’s run out of water.

Apr 27

4 Takeaways from Xi’s Speech on Religion

by Brent Fulton

At a long-awaited national conference on religion, held in Beijing April 22-23, CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping outlined his vision for “helping religions adapt to the socialist society” under the direction of the Party. Here are a few prominent themes from Xi’s speech.

Apr 26

I Will Go with You

by ChinaSource Team

The following is a translation of an excerpt from a wedding sermon preached by Pastor Wang Yi of Early Rain Reformed Church in Chengdu. In it, he exhorts the couple to remember that they are not entering into this marriage alone, that God is going before them and with them.

Apr 25

Foreign NGO Management Law

How Might it Affect You?

by Joann Pittman

Earlier this month a spokesman for China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) announced that the NPC Standing Committee is scheduled to review the draft law governing foreign NGOs operating in China. 

Apr 22

Encouraged by a Chinese Missions Group

by Tabor Laughlin

A look at a Chinese, indigenous sending agency and the work they are doing to send workers out to reach the nations. 

Apr 21

ZGBriefs | April 21, 2016

by Joann Pittman

New Visa Policies Bring China and US Closer (April 20, 2016, AmCham China)
What's more, reforms to Chinese immigration policies have now also made it easier for new foreign graduates and highly-skilled talent to work in China without interruption. The new regulations include 12 policies in Shanghai effective July 1, 2015 and 20 policies in Beijing effective March 1, 2016.