The Emergence of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in China
China's open-up reforms which begun in 1978 not only led to a relaxation of state control over the economy, also allowed the re-emergence of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Since then the number of registered social organisations has increased from only 100 to 547,000. Who are these CSOs operating in China? What is their reason of existence and how can they work with, or around, the state?
About the speaker:
Luisa D'Auria is a sinologist and political scientist, and has worked for the European Union Delegation to China, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and Save the Children International. She now lives in Olso and works as a Content and Communication Advisor for Save the Children Italy.