Asia

China 2010

Accountability and Public Participation
$479,200
To enhance the public’s awareness of their legal rights and to help build norms of government accountability. Projects will supoort a variety of educational, research, public policy, outreach, NGO capacity-building, and legal activities.

Rule of Law
$315,000
To improve the implementation of law in China and to help raise awareness of citizens’ and officials’ rights and responsibilities. The projects will raise legal rights awareness, provide legal outreach and aid, hold lectures and seminars, support reforms and legal training, and build support for public interest law.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
$146,199
To enhance the grassroots organiz­ing and advocacy skills of worker rights activists, academics and students. The Solidarity Center will support a range of worker rights advocates to educate and empower workers to protect their rights. The Solidarity Center will provide training in practical skills for selected advocates, labor law reformers and prac­titioners and develop collective bargain­ing and other labor rights materials.

American Center for International Labor Solidarity
$131,954
To strengthen rule of law by promoting labor rights enforcement. The Solidar­ity Center and its long-time partner will work to enhance the advocacy skills and online networking ability of labor lawyers and workers rights groups, as well as to foster international solidarity with grass­roots labor rights protection initiatives.

Asia Catalyst, Inc.
$199,476
To improve Chinese NGOs’ operational capacity. Asia Catalyst will organize train­ing programs for NGO staff and volunteers, including workshops on decision-making and other internal governance processes, provide short-term consulting services for a variety of groups, work with se­lected organizations to build management skills, and develop online tools accessible to the broader community of NGOs.

Beijing Spring, Inc.
$60,000
To publish the monthly Chinese-language magazine Beijing Spring, which carries analysis and commentary by authors inside and outside China regarding politi­cal developments, social issues, and the prospects for democratization in China.

Celeluck Company, Ltd.
$42,000
To promote free discussion and analysis of current events and political issues. Celeluck will continue to issue its monthly periodical, Open Magazine, known for its exposés and timely analysis of trends and newsworthy events in China. The organization will also continue to distribute Chinese-language books on issues related to the future of democracy and human rights in China.

Center for International Private Enterprise
$185,374
To improve the legal environment faced by business associations in China to help them become more independent of the govern­ment and more effective in the policymak­ing process. CIPE and partners will work together to draft a new law on industry associations and will advocate for the adoption through the galvanization of media attention and regular workshops involv­ing key public and private sector leaders.

Center for International Private Enterprise
$244,524
To encourage better local governance and promote free and open public debate about current events, political issues, and reform agendas in China. Unirule will rank China’s 30 provincial capitals based on the results of household surveys and media cover­age on the quality of local governance. CIPE and Unirule will also continue to host bi-weekly discussions on public policy, reform issues, and current events in China.

Center for International Private Enterprise
$138,004
To raise public awareness of politi­cal reforms affecting ordinary citizenry and to promote the desire for and un­derstanding of democracy in China by popularizing the successful experi­ences and lessons learned from Asian democracies. CIPE and Siyuan Merger and Bankruptcy Consultancy, Inc., will research democratization experiences elsewhere in Asia and will promote the findings of this research at two public seminars in Hangzhou and Guangzhou.

China Free Press
$220,000
To provide support and a forum for human rights defenders to document and expose China’s human rights situation in a timely manner, and to serve as a resource for Chinese websites and bloggers so as to expand the space for free expression of political and social viewpoints in China. China Free Press will host banned and censored Chinese prodemocracy websites that provide a platform for discussion and debate on current events and important social, political and economic questions facing China. China Free Press will also maintain a dedicated website as a forum for reports, commentary, and appeals by citizens concerning civil rights.

China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group
$100,000
To strengthen the rule of law in China through support for human rights law­yers and other advocates in China who seek to enforce China’s Constitution. CHRLCG will chose cases based on their potential to strengthen the legal system, provide justification for policy change, influence implementation of laws, or highlight otherwise unknown weak­nesses in laws or their enforcement.

China Labor Watch, Inc.
$80,000
To promote labor rights and government accountability. China Labor Watch will conduct in-depth research on labor issues, disseminate a variety of research and educational publications, and engage in related legal aid and advocacy activities.

Democratic China, Inc.
$220,000
To promote well-informed and uncen­sored dialogue on issues relevant to China’s political development. The grantee will publish the online Chinese-language magazine Minzhu Zhongguo (Demo­cratic China), which carries news and analysis by authors inside and outside of China regarding current affairs, culture, history, and international relations.

Human Rights in China, Inc.
$160,000
To advance internationally recognized human rights in China and to facilitate the work of human rights groups in China in building an effective agenda for social, legal, and political development. HRIC will conduct research, engage in educa­tion and advocacy efforts, and produce print and electronic publications.

Independent Chinese PEN Centre, Inc.
$170,000
To promote freedom of expression in China. ICPC will translate materials on freedom of expression into Chinese, publish banned materials to enable Chinese readers to have access to diverse views and literary works despite official censor­ship, and organize domestic and inter­national advocacy campaigns on behalf of imprisoned writers and journalists.

Initiatives for China
$85,000
To promote interethnic understanding, mutual trust, and cooperation among pro-democracy activists from different ethnic groups in China. Initiatives for China will organize an inter-ethnic conference featuring conflict resolution workshops and panel discussions on democracy, human rights, and religious freedom.

International Republican Institute
$1,000,000
To develop and promote independent and functional civil society institutions that identify and represent the needs of constituents; to promote understand­ing of rights and enhance the ability of individuals, civil society and government to advocate for and protest rights; to encour­age local reform models; and to cultivate a network of independent candidates and election observers to support and report on the campaigns of individual citizens for local People’s Congress.

Princeton China Initiative
$135,000
To provide an effective forum for free expression and to stimulate liberal debate on China’s international role. Princ­eton China Initiative will publish China in Perspective Magazine, which will pro­vide a pluralistic platform for Chinese writers to discuss issues related to comparative democratization, Chinese foreign policy making, responsible in­ternational behavior, and nationalism.

Princeton China Initiative
$346,787
To promote media freedoms and civic engagement via the Internet in China. The Princeton China Initiative’s China Digital Network program will bring together specialists in Internet technol­ogy to exchange information and create online tools that can be used by ordinary Chinese citizens, journalists and social activists for “citizen journalism” and civic-oriented, open communication.

Princeton China Initiative
$490,000
To promote human rights in China. The Princeton China Initiative will carry out a broad program of support for human rights projects to enhance transparency, accountability, legal knowledge, and access to justice.

Princeton China Initiative
$20,000 (supplement)
To promote human rights in China. The Princeton China Initiative will carry out a broad program of support for human rights projects to enhance transparency, accountability, legal knowledge, and access to justice.

Princeton China Initiative
$119,700 (supplement)
To promote media freedoms and civic engagement via the Internet in China. The Princeton China Initiative’s China Digital Network program will bring together specialists in internet technol­ogy to exchange information and create online tools that can be used by ordinary Chinese citizens, journalists and social activists for “citizen journalism” and civic-oriented, open communication.

Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center
$88,000
To advance the human rights of ethnic Mongols living in the Southern Mongo­lia region of China. SMHRIC will report on the human rights conditions in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, also known as Southern Mongolia, through its website and its English- and Mongolian-language electronic publi­cation, Southern Mongolian Watch.

Wei Jingsheng Foundation, Inc.
$54,300
To promote awareness among Chinese workers of their rights and to inform the international community about the labor rights situation in China. The Founda­tion will maintain its website, distribute information to China, and give frequent in­terviews through print and electronic medi­ums to the international and Chinese press

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