This morning i found out what happened to China Development Brief last month. I was on holiday and even if Google Reader is great, the info got lost as i had to much catching up to do. Anyway, I was reading an article in the French newspaper about how things were getting tricky for Green NGO in China, taking as an example the Chinese authority who "ordered the Chinese edition of China Development Brief to cease publication forthwith".
I remember that when I was looking for an internship in a NGO in China, some people i was talking with (classmates for example, so they knew about environment stuff) were doubting there was any NGO in China. At that time i didn't know I will end up in one of the international NGO that came to China. WWF started to operate in China in 1980 to protect the Panda.
I've always thought the best of China Development Brief. The website is a really good place to find information about NGO in China. I've also appreciated the job boards (although I didn't find anything there, I could see the trends in the sector), the RSS feeds as well as the directory.
I hope there gonna make it.
The french article also mention some local NGO with international funding which had to stop:
" Une vingtaine d’ONG locales ont été sommées de ne plus accepter de fonds d’institutions ou de fondations internationales telles Ford ou Oxfam, et leurs projets arrêtés."Really wonder which one they are talking about. I know some NGOs in Kunming with Ford funds...