Weekly News – March 1st to 7th, 2014

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Beijing’s Chaoyang district pilots the first charitable community
Li Wenrui 李文蕊, China National Radio 中国广播网, March 3, 2014
Article on the development of a ‘pioneering’ community project in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, which has received funding to establish a ‘charitable community’. (Chinese)

MOCA officials: Providing social aid is an important part of a social worker’s work
Zhang Xuetao 张雪弢, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, March 4, 2014
Analysis of comments made by MOCA officials on the release of the “Interim Measures of social assistance”, new legislation that will come into effect in May and aims to better co-ordinate China’s social relief system.(Chinese)

Exploring the multifaceted relationship between NGOs and foundations
Chen Jiajun 陈嘉俊, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, March 5, 2014
The secretary general of Bike Guangzhou, one of the foundations that received high ratings in last year’s foundation evaluation rankings, talks about what makes for a strong relationship between NGO’s and foundations. (Chinese)

Head of MOCA Li Liguo: A countdown begins for Chinese charity
China National Radio 中国广播网, March 6, 2014
Interview with Li Liguo, in which he gives his views on several hot topics in the NGO sector, including charity legislation, stations for abandoning unwanted children, and transparency issues (Chinese)

Give society “organizations”, “service”, and “governance”
CNPO 中国社会组织, March 6, 2014
Interview with Wang Ming, Head of Tsinghua University’s NGO Research Center and member of the CPPCC National Committee,in which he talks about charity topics relevant to the current NPC and CPPCC conference. (Chinese)

The difficult legal rights path for grassroots environmental NGOs
Zhang Mingmin 张明敏, Philanthropy Times 公益时报, March 6, 2014
Citing examples from across China this article looks at why lawsuits brought about by Chinese environmental NGOs encounter so many difficulties. (Chinese)

Charity donations may become compulsory for all Chinese earners in sector overhaul
Wu Nan, South China Morning Post, 7 March, 2014
Zhou Sen, honorary vice-president of the China Charity Federation, talks about his efforts to push forward the long-awaited national Charity legislation. Zhou also wants it to be compulsory for Chinese citizens to donate to charity, “much like they must pay tax”.

Liu Wenkui: Co-operation between foundations and the smallest grassroots organizations
China Philanthropy Advisors 公域合力, March 7, 2014
Liu Wenkui of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation talks about how to build strong Foundation-NGO partnerships from the perspective of the Foundation. (Chinese)

Xu Yongguang: The reforms brought about by the marketization of public welfare bring about administrative challenges
China Philanthropy Advisors 公域合力, March 7, 2014
The Director General of the Narada Foundation, Xu Yongguang, discusses the trends in Chinese public welfare in light of the government’s strategy to marketize its provision of social services. (Chinese)

Bei Xiaochao: Using Weibo to see the way that grassroots organizations market public welfare
China Philanthropy Advisors 公域合力, March 7, 2014
This article looks at recent developments in the way that NGOs use social media, including micro-donations, and the problem of aggressive marketing campaigns. (Chinese)

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