Weekly News – February 15th to 28th, 2014

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Deng Fei: NGOs can help to transform the urban plunder of the countryside
Zhang Wuming 张五明, Tenxun Gongyi 慈讯网, February 18, 2014
In this interview Deng Fei explains how the NGO sector can help in narrowing the rural-urban development gap. His ideas include raising public awareness, introducing e-commerce platforms, and establishing co-operatives. (Chinese)

The charitable fundraising attempts behind “AA Fundraising”
Zhang Mulan 张木兰, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, February 19, 2014
A look at fundraising campaigns that have taken place using the Alipay “AA Fundraising” online platform. According to the examples given, the platform enables NGOs to crowd-source funding in a transparent and accountable way. (Chinese)

Two departments clarify the requirements for non-profit organizations to have tax-free status
By Yang Di 杨迪, People’s Daily人民网, February 20, 2014
The Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation have jointly released a notice that clarifies how non-profit organizations can operate tax-free. (Chinese)

Xu Yongguang “slander follows fame”: 25 years in public welfare
Beijing Times 京华时报, February 21, 2014
Profile of Xu Yongguang, detailing his 25 years in the public welfare sector. Before becoming Director General of the Narada Foudnation, Xu worked in the CYL, the China Youth Development Foundation, and the China Charity Federation. (Chinese)

Gay Rights Activist Sues after NGO Request Denied
Frank Zhao, China Daily, February 21, 2014
A gay rights campaigner from Hunan has taken legal action against the provincial civil affairs department after they prevented him from registering his gay-rights NGO. The department said that “homosexuality is not in line with China’s traditional culture and spiritual civilization.”

Xu Yongguang: The Sweet Angel Foundation case compels us to reflect upon the NGO system
Phoenix Charity 凤凰公益, February 26, 2014
Article that includes a speech given by the Director General of the Narada Foundation, Xu Yongguang, in which he reflects on the trends that a recent corruption investigation has highlighted. (Chinese)

China regulates social assistance
Xinhua, February 27, 2014
Article about the introduction of a new social assistance framework that aims to standardize and regulate the existing ‘fragmented’ system. The new regulations will come into effect on May 1st.

Domestic foundations in 2014
Yan Bing, Zhang Mulan, Wang Huixian, and Gao Wenxing 闫冰 张木兰 王会贤 高文兴, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, February 27, 2014
Article that previews the people, trends, and challenges that will be important for domestic Chinese foundations this year. The people to watch this year include Ma Yuhua, Wang Jianlin, He Daofeng, and Qin Guoying. (Chinese)

Jin Jinping: Li Yapeng has a duty to inform the public of how he used their donations to fund his hospitals
金锦萍:李亚鹏用善款办的医院 有向公众告知的义务
Phoenix Public Welfare 凤凰公益, February 28, 2014
The director of The Center for NPOs law of Peking University writes about the ‘duty of disclosure’ that Li Yapeng’s foundation has to its donors. (Chinese)

Successful businessman gives back to the community
China Daily, February 28th, 2014
Profile of Ta-lin Hsu, the founder of the US-based social enterprise Give2Asia. Hsu talks about the recent establishment of the YouChange-Give2Asia Special Fund, which will support mainland Chinese NGOs and philanthropic programs.

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