Weekly Civil Society News, September 24 – September 28

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Wider scope of corporate social responsibility needed
China Daily, September 21, 2012, By Zhang Yuchen
China lottery sales rise 22.3% in Jan-Aug
Xinhua, September 21, 2012
Welfare lottery ticket sales, which go to the Ministry of Civil Affairs (and may increasingly fund grassroots NGO initiatives) reached 99.24 billion yuan in the first eight months of the year.
田邦德, September 24, 2012 来源: 东方网
A number of public interest organizations open online stores through the popular Taobao site, but have quite low success rates. (Chinese)
New media boosts social good in China
Xinhua, September 25, 2012
The role of technology-based new media networks comes up at a forum in Beijing held as a sideline event of the Social Good Summit 2012 in New York
Southern Daily 南方日报, September 25, 2012
With the help of pro bono services, a fundraising event held by Chinese grassroots NGO Huiling (广州慧灵智障人士服务中心) was able to take in 1.6 million yuan. (Chinese)
September 27, 2012, 作者:邢晓雯 项男 陈婷 | Southern Municipal Newspaper 南方都市报
Shenzhen passes around a draft of new charity regulations for public comment, which include important clauses on registration, taxation, international NGOs, and fundraising. (Chinese)
In Battling Mine Project in Myanmar, 2 'Iron Ladies' Rise
New York Times, September 26, 2012, By Thomas Fuller
Aye Net and Thwe Thwe Win, the daughters of farmers, have rocketed to national prominence for their defiance of a copper mining project run by the Myanmar military and its Chinese partner.
政府购买服务, 清远如何独闯山区新路?
Southern Daily 南方报网—南方日报, September 27, 2012, 作者:魏金锋
Southern Daily looks at government service procurement in Xinyuan, a county in Guangdong. (Chinese)
Time-Weekly 时代周报(广州), September 27, 2012
Useful summary of recent regulations relating to social organizations in Guangdong. (Chinese)
中国拟规定志愿服务记录长期保存 未经同意禁公开
China News 中新网, 2012-09-28
On September 27, the Ministry of Civil Affairs issued a draft of the “Methods for Recording Volunteer Services,” for public comment. The draft requires volunteer organizations, public interest-type organizations, and social service institutions to monitor information about their volunteers, and to accept the supervision  of volunteers by registration management organizations or professional supervising units.
Volunteer efforts to be recorded, rewarded
China Daily, September 28, 2012, By He Dan
China is to establish a set of rules for recording and grading the work of volunteers, according to draft regulations released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Thursday.
北京青年报, September 29, 2012
The Beijing Social Work Committee has announced that it will utilize a “social construction special fund” to fund a social organization management position to manage social aid or social work organizations.


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