The Sino-Nordic Welfare Research Network (SNoW) was established in 2010, and has been funded by NordForsk and the Nordic Council of Ministers during 2011-2015. The University of Bergen provided basic funding in 2016. The Nordic Centre at Fudan University and the Norwegian General Consulate in Shanghai have contributed to funding of PhD courses and/or workshops/conferences. There is no basic funding as of 2017, but activities will take place on the basis of ad-hoc funding from various sources. As of 2017, the quarterly newsletter will not anymore be published on a regular basis. No SNoW-activities have, as of March 2017, been planned for 2017. The project is directed by Professor Stein Kuhnle, Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen.