The Ocean Atlas

Overfishing, the loss of biodiversity, and an immense pollution – the seas are under stress. The Ocean Atlas 2017 delivers in more than 40 infographics and articles all the relevant data, facts and contexts.

Ecology & Sustainable Development

Debates on Sustainability

Jointly with the Consensus Media Group the hbs China office has held a podium discussion on development, growth and sustainability between the hbs president, Barbara Unmüßig, and one of China’s most influential intellectuals, the economic historian Prof. Qin Hui.

Social Developments

Sino-German Dialogue on Ethnicity, Integration and Diversity

In cooperation with China Center for Overseas Social and Philosophical Theories (CCOSPT) Heinrich Böll Stiftung has annually organized a Sino-German Dialogue on political and social issues. The last dialogue was held in March 2013 in Fujian Province, China.

Gender Journalist Workshop

Since 2011 Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in cooperation with Caixin Media Group/China Media Foundation has organized three sessions of gender training workshops for journalism professionals of frontline Chinese media.

Globalization & International Relations

Trade, Investment and Sustainable Development between China and Mekong Countries

In 2009 Heinrich Böll Foundation offices China and Cambodia in cooperation with Chinese Academy of Macroeconomic Research, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) organized an international conference on trade, investment and sustainable development between China and Mekong countries. Since then hbs is looking at China’s economic engagement in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region. Through supporting of research, exchange and study trips we try to raise awareness among Chinese academics and policy advisors on the impacts of big investments projects.

China’s role in G20 / BRICS and Implications

In “China’s role in G20/BRICS and Implications,” Gudrun Wacker, Senior fellow German Institute for International and Security Affairs, describes why BRICS may have less existential importance for China than G20 and regional “clubs”.

By Gudrun Wacker


Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/Heinrich Böll Foundation (hbs) is one of six political foundations in Germany. It is associated with the German Green Party (Alliance 90/The Greens), but works independently and nurtures a spirit of intellectual openness. We are a think tank for green visions and projects that provides a platform for international dialogue.

In China, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung works in cooperation with the China Association for NGO Cooperation (CANGO). We also work with governmental departments and think tanks, academic institutions and civil society organizations. Our activities in China are focused on three main areas: Ecology and Sustainable Development, Social Developments and Gender Equality, Globalization and China’s Role in Global Governance. Our aim is to promote mutual understanding between China and Germany as well as Europe.

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