Weekly News – December 14th to December 20th, 2013

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Survey: the salaries of the staff of public welfare organizations are lower than the social average
By Wang Hui 王辉, The Beijing Times 京华时报, December 16, 2013
A recent survey of 54 public welfare organizations in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chengdu has shown that public welfare organization staff salaries fall below the local average. (Chinese)

Li Wei: Foundations want to work on long-term projects
By Zhang Xuetao 张雪弢, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, December 17, 2013
An interview with Li Wei, Secretary General of the China Environmental Protection Foundation, an organization that has been operating since 1993. Li talks about project management and project evaluation. (Chinese)

Deng Fei wants to register a nationwide public foundation
By Yan Bing 闫冰, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, December 17, 2013
Having just one a major prize at the recent CCTV Annual Charity Awards, Deng Fei has publically registered his desire to start-up a public foundation with a nationwide focus. Such a foundation, Deng says, is required to help unify and fund the many different projects that he administers. (Chinese)

The new thinking of environmental protection in the era of big data
By Chen Zhenru 陈贞汝 and Feng Qina 冯启娜, Intelligent Governance 智慧政府, December 17, 2013
This article discusses the impact that the data revolution is having on the environmental protection movement, linking examples in the West with those in China, including the famous ‘China Water Pollution Map’. (Chinese)

NGO environmental work needs more strategy
By Zhang Mingmin 张明敏, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, 17 December, 2013
This article looks at exchanges between mainland and Taiwanese environmental NGOs, a process that has been going on over the past eight years. Whilst there have been many successes, the article posits that there needs to be greater trust, mutual understanding, and reciprocity in the cross-straits NGO relationship. (Chinese)

An Lei: tolerant China calls out for the social inclusion of disability care
By Gao Wenxing 高文兴, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, December 17, 2013
An interview with An Lei, who heads the China office of Handicap International. An talks about the importance of focusing their disability campaigning work on education, gender, and poorer areas. (Chinese)

Ministry of Finance moves a step closer to clarifying the issues relating to the government purchase of services
By Li Xiang 李想, Public Welfare of China 公益中国, December 18, 2013
The Ministry of Finance recently released a new ‘Notice’ relating to the government procurement of social services. The document clarifies certain aspects, including purchasing, fund management, and performance evaluation. (Chinese)

Li Yapeng Foundation suspected of corruption, Civil Affairs Bureau may launch an investigation
李亚鹏基金会被指涉嫌违规 民政局或将展开调查
By Hu Han 胡涵 and Yang Feng 杨锋, Beijing News 新京报, December 19, 2013/12/26
The Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau announced on Monday that they were considering launching an investigation into the Foundation owned by the actor Li Yapeng. The news comes after a journalist recently accused the organization of forging registration documents. (Chinese)

Invest in the future, create wealth and thinking that embody social values
投资未来 创造有社会价值的财富与思想
China Development Brief 中国发展简报,December 19, 2013
The Yusei Foundation, The Climate Group, and the Chinese Philanthropist magazine, recently held a forum in Beijing aimed at discussing ways to foster social entrepreneurship and sustainable development values in China’s future leaders. (Chinese)

Guangzhou again produces ‘three measures’ to lower the threshold for the access of social organizations
By Tan Qiuming 谭秋明, Guangzhou Daily 广州日报, December 20, 2013
The chief of the Guangzhou Civil Affairs Bureau has announced three further ‘measures’ to reduce the threshold for the legal registration of social organizations. The three measures address residency, capital restrictions, and administration issues. (Chinese)

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