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Will Religion Challenge the Chinese State?

China stands out as one of the few officially atheistic states in the world today. Yet, with the exception of uprisings among Tibetans and Uyghur Muslims that were often as much about national identity as about religion, China has largely been spared the kind of political unrest inspired by religion experienced elsewhere. This does not reflect the absence of organized religion in China; indeed, many sociologists have noted a dramatic revival of belief and practice in that country.

Hong Kong Conference Report: Section 1 (English)

The three talks presented here opened the two-day Green NGO and Environmental Journalist Forum in Hong Kong. These talks presented an overview of green NGO development in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan and painted pictures of three diverse environmental movements. Since these movements developed independently in different political and social environments it is not surprising that there are marked variations in the character and scope of environmental NGO activities in each area.

Hong Kong Conference Report: Sections 2-4 (English)

Section II: NGO Networking and Partnering

  • Networking and Partnering Strategies of NGOs in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
  • The Green Citizen Action Alliance and the Anti-Nuclear Movement in Taiwan
  • Building Local Partnerships: the South-North Institute for Sustainable Development
  • The Changing Style of Environmental NGOs in Hong Kong

Section III: NGO Environmental Education Methods

Hong Kong Conference Report: Section 4 (English)

The second day of the Green NGO and Environmental Journalist Forum, the participants focused on NGO capacity building and NGO-journalist communication. Section 4 (continued).

Section IV: Green NGO Capactiy Building

Small-Group Discussions: Member Management, Public Mobilization, and Fundraising

The Organizational Model of the Wild Bird Federation Taiwan

Hong Kong Conference Report: Section 5 (English)

Environmental journalism has flourished in China over the past decade. Hundreds of reporters produced thousands of news stories and television documentaries covering subjects from the looming shortage of water resources to the endangered species in the wilderness. In Hong Kong and Taiwan, environmental reporting also has come a long way. Working closely with nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), environmental reporters have helped forge not only an environmental consciousness, but also a political activism that pressures the Hong Kong and Taiwanese governments for change.