Weekly Civil Society News April 6 – April 12

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Do not let the issue of rights become an excuse for “force majeure”
By Zheng Ge 郑戈, Caixin 财新, April 8, 2013
In a suit in which Nanjing right-protection NGO Tian Xia Gong's event was mysteriously canceled due to force majeure, or “unforeseen circumstances,” the hotel has been ordered for the first time to compensate the organization for the costs of cancelation. (Chinese)
After international funding has ceased, NGOs survival strategies
By Gao Wenxing 高文兴, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, April 9, 2013
Looks at funding strategies following the retreat of international development funding such as the Global Fund in recent years.
An unresolved public interest intellectual property rights case
By Ai Yiqing 艾已晴, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, April 9, 2013
Explores the accusations of grassroots NGO Helinshe that the Vanke Foundation stole the concept of its “map of the plant population” project. 
Grassroots NGOs' personnel problems
By Zhang Ying 张颖, Fujian Daily 福建日报, April 10, 2013
Looks at the challenges in finding suitable, specialized personnel to carry out NGO activities and operations.
China's reforms must take a step in releasing society
By Zhu Xi 朱汐, China Entrepreneur 中国企业家, April 11, 2013
Speaking with Wang Zhenyao and others, China Entrepreneur takes a realistic look at the impact of upcoming social organization management and registration reforms. (Chinese)
2013 Hurun Philanthropy List published: Huang Rulun is the most fervent philanthropist with RMB 580 million in donations
Peoplel's Daily 人民网, April 11, 2013
List of the top ten Chinese philanthropists; Huang Rulun tops the list, with Yang Xiu coming in second and Xu Jiayin third.
Hurun Philanthropy List: Charitable donations have fallen for the second year
Chongqing Economic Times 重庆商报, April 11, 2013
This year, entrepreneurs donated 0.6% of their financial holdings, down from last years 1.3%.
Court turns down request from laojiao inmate
By Zhao Yinan, China Daily, April 12, 2013
A local court in Hunan province turned down a request from a former laojiao inmate, who claimed she was wrongfully detained and asked for State compensation.
Use strength to promote charity organizations' transparency
By Chen Heng 陈恒, Guangming Daily 光明日报, April 12, 2013
The author argues that strict laws and regulations should be used to supervise and enforce social organizations' transparency and information disclosure.

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