Weekly Civil Society News, October 13 – October 19

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2012 Gingko Partners Announced; Proportion of Females Dramatically Increased
2012年度银杏伙伴揭晓 女性比例大幅提升
By Hui Ji 惠寄, Narada Foundation 南都公益基金会, October 12, 2012
Announcement of Narada Foundation's latest Gingko Partners, 16 promising NGO leaders who will receive RMB 300,000 over the next three years. (Chinese)
Procuratorial units are not suitable to become the main body for public interest lawsuits
By Feng Guoyu 冯国玉, Jiangsu Legal Daily 江苏法制报, October 15, 2012
Points out the reasons why the procuratorate should not become the main force carrying out the public interest lawsuits delineated by the new civil procedure law, citing a lack of capacity, the unequal balance of power regarding the procuratorate and the defendant's relationship to the court, and a resultant weakening in the supervising power of the procuratorate. (Chinese)
Great Wall AIDS walk raises thousands for charity
By Xu Lin, China Daily, October 15, 2012
More than 110 people from China and abroad gathered at Jinshanling Great Wall in Beijing on Oct 13, for the China AIDS Walk.
Importance of getting it right
By Todd Balazovic, China Daily, October 15, 2012
Discusses the influence of CSR in China.
China steps up its corporate social responsibility efforts
By Todd Balazovic, China Daily, October 15, 2012
More on CSR in China.
NGOs Welcome First 200 “Management” Social Workers
By Wei Mingyan 魏铭言, Beijing News新京报, October 15, 2012
Another article about the new positions created within Beijing social work organizations, which are government-funded and will focus on party affairs, financial affairs, and information management. (Chinese)
Guangxi lottery reaches all-time high of RMB 28.42 million
Guangxi Lottery 广西福彩, October 16, 2012
Some of the funds raised by the Guangxi lottery are used to support public interest projects. (Chinese)
The difficulties faced by Gaoming district's newly registered NGOs
Foshan Daily 佛山日报 时间, October 16, 2012
Discusses the difficulties for newly registered NGOs in Foshan, Guangdong, such as 123 Public Welfare Team, which describes challenges in raising funds legally, and in finding support from the Civil Affairs Bureau. (Chinese)
Guangdong is exploring the establishment of a social construction mechanism with Chinese characteristics
Guangdong News  南方网, October 16, 2012
Describes the recent establishment of the Party-run Social Affairs Committee, which will serve to aid the development of the social services sector. (Chinese)
On whether the Ministry of Civil Affairs's new rules will be able to prevent the trend of social organizations' selling their brand to collect money
Legal Daily 法制日报, October 17, 2012
Evaluates the effectiveness of the Ministry of Civil Affairs' recently issued “Provision Regarding Some Problems Involving the Regulation of Social Organizations Carrying Out Collaborative Activities.” (Chinese)   
Shenzhen migrant labor NGOs run into trouble; unable to register, they are frequently investigated and forced out of their offices by landlords
深圳劳工NGO遭寒流 不能注册频被检查房东逼迁
By Zhao Jing 赵晶, Xinhua 新华网, October 18, 2012
Recounts, in detail, the challenges that migrant labor NGOs in Shenzhen have faced in seeking to register with the Bureau of Civil Affairs. (Chinese)
Fourth piece in a special series welcoming the Party's 18th Congress : “Social management innovation, pressing for cooperation and shared governance”
Foshan Broadcasting 佛山电台, October 19, 2012
Looks at Party efforts in Shunde district in Foshan, Guangdong, to develop a strong third sector modeled on Hong Kong and Singapore.
Ministry of Environmental Protection's weak legal revision
By Du Yueying 杜悦英 , Caijing National News 财经国家新闻网, October 19, 2012
Lawyers working in the field of environmental protection are quite disappointed in the new draft of the environmental protection law, which was released last week for public comments, expressing that they feel it will be no less effective than the current law.
The influences of the shift from sales tax to value-added tax on non-profit organizations
By Liu Zhu 刘宁, NGO Friends 恩友财务, October 22, 2012
The shift, which is in trial for 8 provinces and municipalities, will affect taxes for non-profits only regarding their work in six “modern” service areas, including R&D and technology services, IT services, cultural innovation services, and distribution assistance services.


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