The Annual Conference of Philanthropy China 2015, hosted by the China Charity Association, was held in Beijing on the 19th of January. The vice chairman of the 11th Standing Committee of the NPC Chen Zhili, the Minister of Civil Affairs and the president of the China Charity Association Li Liguo, the representatives of government departments and universities across the country and another 300 guests attended the conference, discussing topical issues in philanthropy. The conference included the inaugural meeting of the academic committee and a seminar on building a favorable charitable tax system, followed by a gala with the theme of “the power of charity”. During the gala, the accomplishments of the Chinese charity sector in 2015 were presented with a focus on resources, services and field support.
Li Liguo claimed in his speech that the government would continue to promote the regulation of charity, find new ways to improve the mechanism for donations, launch charitable trust investments and create a healthy environment for philanthropy so that it can make a contribution towards achieving a well-off society and towards the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.