Weekly News – April 5th to 11th, 2014

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Zhoushan village: a grassroots organization shows improvements in women’s empowerment
By Dong Lin 董琳, China Women’s News 中国妇女报 , April 8, 2014
An article about women in a rural Henan village who established a grassroots organization for promoting local women handicrafts whilst also pushing for revisions of the local gender equality regulations. (Chinese)

Zui Ziyan: confusion over the implementation of charity legislation
Phoenix Charity 凤凰公益, April 8, 2014
Zui Ziyan lists the most urgent issues that have to be addressed for improving laws and regulations concerning the charity sector. (Chinese)

Only 30% of internet users consider that it’s appropriate for charitable organizations to invest in the stock market
By Liu Sisi 刘茜茜, China Philanthropy Times公益时报  April 9, 2014
Should charity organizations be able to increase their value by purchasing financial products? China Philanthropy Times and Sina Weibo launched a survey asking internet users their opinion and only 30% agreed. (Chinese)

Mango V Fund: the story of the development of a special fund
By Zhang Mulan 张木兰and Liu Sisi 刘茜茜, China Philanthropy Times 公益时报, April 9, 2014
The Mango V Fund is a project initiated by Hunan Television and the China Social Welfare Education Foundation in 2011. Whilst offering entertainment TV programs, it also spreads awareness on charity programs, mainly among young people, and collects millions in donations. (Chinese)

Establishing a chain of charity shops
By China Philanthropy Times 公益时报, April 10, 2014
This article looks at a newly established charity shop in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, where people in need can enjoy high discounts on basic necessities.

Beijing purchased social services for providing psychological support to mentally retarded beggars
By Chen Qiao 陈荞 , Beijing Times 京华时报, April 10, 2014
A few days ago the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs published on its website a job offer for eight positions as social workers for the provision of psychological support to intellectually disabled beggars. This article highlights which organizations can participate in the project and what will be the outcome for local society.

Considerations on the protection and infringement of intellectual property rights in the public welfare sector
By Zhang Mingmin 张明敏, China Philanthropy Times 公益时报, April 10, 2014
Following a lawsuit for copyright infringement, the article clarifies the weaknesses that social organizations encounter in defending their own legal rights.

What role for China in the new global charity movement?
By China Philanthropy Times公益时报, April 10, 2014 
In a world still facing enormous social problems, the NGO sector has started to establish transnational funds for strengthening cooperation and obtaining greater results, like the Global Impact Investors Network in Africa. This article asks whether China should join this global action?

People’s Publishing House launches “Love sharing”
By China Philanthropy Times 公益时报, April 10, 2014
The People’s Publishing House will print a new series of books written by two disabled sisters, as part of their long-term collaboration with social organizations assisting disabled people.

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