Animal Rights in China: PETA comes to BCD

Friday, May 29, 2015 from 7:00 PM10:00 PM

Animal Rights in China: PETA Comes to BCD

BCD Speaker Series on Friday,7pm on May 29th 

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters.

PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. We also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of beavers, birds, and other “pests” as well as cruelty to domesticated animals. We operate under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment.

About the Speaker

Hailey Chang is the Senior Special Projects Coordinator of PETA Asia. She will be talking about how PETA Asia promotes animal rights in China through public education, cruelty investigations, research, legislation, special events, and celebrity involvement. PETA Asia is an affiliate of PETA in the U.S.

Located in Hong Kong, PETA Asia is the base for PETA’s campaigns in 15 countries in Asia, a region that is home to more than one-third of the world’s population.

Learn more about PETA at

About the Restaurant 

Bejing Vegan Hut offers organic dishes including whole grain rice, noodles, dumplings, and pancakes. 
Directions: Subway Line 1 to Guomao Station, take Exit D, walk 50 meters west, turn left at CITC building, go south 50 meters. Name in Chinese 维根小屋. Address in Chinese 北京朝阳区建外soho 9号楼2层9213商铺.


Room 0912, 2nd floor, Bldg 9, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100020
+86-10-58699856 (Manager can speak English and Chinese)

Dinner Price:

About 50RMB per person

Seating starts at 7pm, speaker at 8. 

See you there!



BCD Events – Pottery for Charity

BCD is not just doing dinners. Come join us for our first ever pottery night!

BCD is co-hosting this pottery charity event with a Beijing dinner club as a fun mix and mingle to get to know other cool people interested in charity and social development work in Beijing. You get to make something to take home, meet cool people and donate to charity (Crazy Bake – see more below)!

The folks at Crazy Bake will also come talk to us about the work they do and bring some of their delicious breads as samples!

If you want to pre-order your bread, email us back with what you want! (Challa Bread /Farmers Bread/ Rustic Italian/ Whole Wheat – 25RMB per loaf and 3 Bagels for 10 RMB)


Who: You and your friends! Everyone is welcome.

What: Make your own piece of pottery on a real pottery wheel (a la Ghost by Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore)

When: Thursday May 14th @ 8 pm

Where: Sanlitun SOHO

Building 5 Room 529 / 三里屯SOHO5号商场5楼5-529室

Why: Because you want to to play with mud and clay and meet new people.

How much: 100 RMB per person. 60 RMB goes to the cost of the event and 40 RMB will go to Crazy Bake.


So please RSVP! :)
RSVP Here:

Many thanks and see you t

– BCD Team


About Crazy Bake

We will be supporting Crazy Bake which is an organization that works within and with the Beijing Chaoyang District Mental Health Service Center, a facility currently housing and caring for 210 patients. The patients age ranges from 20 to 80 years old and the majority is diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. Other patients are diagnosed with dementia or are developmentally challenged.

Crazy Bake’s idea is that a bakery would be a meaningful occupation as well as a profitable business for the patients, while providing the marketing they need. Currently Crazy Bake bakes five to six days a week. The production capacity is limited as most bakers can work a maximum of 3 to 4 hours per day and on many days we are at capacity. These funds go towards their facilities and the equipment that they would need to produce the baked goods.

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BCD goes on a field trip to visit Roundabout

Hi Everyone! Roundabout is hosting a fair inviting everyone to come and hangout with them for the day. Lots of our past speakers will be there and it will be a great chance to get to know some of the charities and other development groups here in Beijing!

Join us Saturday afternoon as we head there together!
When: 1pm
Where: Liangmaqiao subway station by exit B
Call/Text 13693674463 (Jon)

Please text us at the number above to let us know if you can make it! We’ll leave the station right after 1pm so arrive promptly. :)

See you on Saturday!

Big thanks!
-BCD Team

Asia Catalyst – Report on Transgender Female Sex Workers in China

Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 7 pm



Transgender Female Sex Workers in China Based on field research conducted in China throughout 2014, this talk will highlight findings from a detailed study on the daily realities for transgender female and female-presenting sex workers in Beijing and Shanghai. The research focused on the legal frameworks, working conditions, and access to services for transgender female sex workers in China.  Although there are no outright legal penalties for being a transgender person in China, the absence of non-discrimination laws, lack of professional medical services for gender change, and a lack of targeted HIV programming and services mean there is no effective protection.

About the Speaker:

Shen Tingting, Director of Advocacy, Research and PolicyShen Tingting has been a prominent HIV/AIDS and human rights advocate in Beijing, China, and has been working with marginalized communities since her college days. In 2007, Tingting co-founded the Korekata AIDS Law Center with Li Dan, and until 2012 she was the deputy director of its parent organization, Dongjen Center for Human Rights Education and Action, where she founded and managed an outreach program for sex workers in Beijing. Tingting received her MA in Social Welfare from Renmin University of China in 2009, and served as a visiting research fellow at Asia Catalyst from March -August 2012.

About the Organization:

Asia Catalyst works with community based organizations from marginalized groups in Asia that promote the right to health. They train their partners to meet high standards of effective and democratic governance, to establish a stable foundation for future growth, and to conduct rigorous human rights research and advocacy. They aim to help our partners become leading advocates at the local, national and global levels.