Job Opening—Ashoka China Representative: Ashokais one of the world’s largest associations of social entrepreneurs and is currently looking to expand to China. They are looking for a highly entrepreneurial individual with strong strategic thinking skills, solid business/social sector experience, and a deep commitment to helping resolve major social challenges in China. Only candidates fluent in both Mandarin and English will be considered, ten + years of experience required.
“Asia’s Challenge 2020” Essay Prize: What is the most important challenge facing Asia over the next decade? Why? What should be done about it? Time and the Asia Business Council want to know. Asian nationals 32 and under are invited to submit their thoughts. There are cash prizes, too. If you don’t qualify, you can still share your opinions on Asian Philanthropy Forum.
Beijing’s Hukou Lightens
Up: The Global Times reports that Beijing’s
government has announced plans to soften their hukou residency
requirements to allow the best and the brightest an opportunity
to contribute to the city’s development. This change will also
allow those considered to be the most creative and talented to
between the capital city, Tianjin,
and Hebei Province as the government tries to foster areas in the
city akin to the U.S.’s Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Manhattan,
Billionaires and Their Philanthropy: Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s campaign to get billionaires to invest half their wealth in philanthropy has come under heavy doses of praise and criticism. CSR Asia has comments on the latter.
Yushu Donations Get Regulated: Caixin Online comments on the government’s recent recommendation to direct all donations to victims of the Yushu earthquake to the Qinghai government and the public’s response.