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ByteDance follows Tencent, Alibaba with annual charity day

September has been the busiest month for Chinese philanthropy in recent years. Tencent’s Charity Day on Sept 9 and Alibaba’s Charity Week on Sept 5, respectively initiated in 2015 and 2017, have become the most important annual fundraising events for…

Shanghai releases new guidance on charity registrations

The Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs recently issued the “Interim Measures for the Recognition and Cancellation of Charitable Organizations in Shanghai”, providing guidance to local charities on how to legally register as well as clarifying the process for canceling…

Grassroots NGOs encouraged to hire more college grads

The Symposium on Social Organizations Helping College Graduates to Find Employment in Urban and Rural Communities, organized by the Social Organization Administration of the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau, was held on July 1. Eight…

New project selects model villages for rural revitalization effort

To better promote rural revitalization in China, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) is looking to select “hundreds of counties, thousands of townships and ten thousand villages” for its rural revitalization demonstration effort. The demonstration project is a…

Rural revitalization: the role of socially responsible investment

Socially responsible investment may become an important force to fill the gap in funding for China’s rural revitalization, “enabling capital to flow more responsibly to the countryside”, according to a newly released report. The report, titled “Unleashing Potential: Socially Responsible…

How does China’s Certified Emission Reduction system work?

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) used to be the only way that China’s carbon offset projects could participate in carbon emissions trading. However, in 2013, when China’s main purchaser, the EU, stopped accepting CERs from a number of developing countries,…

Dialogue in the Dark: bridging the blind and the sighted

After making an appointment, Wang Lei and his friends followed the instructions and slowly walked into a dark room. As the last ray of light disappeared, everything in front of him was shrouded in darkness, and he heard: “Welcome to…

Pi Pi Shi: helping children build resilience

Pi Pi Shi was the brainchild of Ma Libo and Yang Ruixin. Operating as a social enterprise within a registered company, the organization provides schools with curriculums to support children’s social and emotional development, with the aim of making kids…

Research reveals challenges facing Chinese girls (part 2)

As mentioned in the previous article, researchers from Renmin University of China recently published a study analyzing the development trends of Chinese girls. Education for girls -Macro gender differences in education are gradually improving, but micro preferences for boys still…

Volunteering to be promoted through incentives in Shenzhen

The Social Construction Regulations of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone (“the regulations”) were recently approved by the Standing Committee of the Seventh Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress, and will come into force on Aug 1. The regulations involve livelihood support, social governance,…

Starvation, insults now considered domestic violence  

China’s Supreme People’s Court recently released a set of new provisions, further clarifying what counts as domestic violence and expanding the scope of application of a personal safety protection order (habeas corpus). The “Provisions on Issues Concerning the Application of…

Research reveals challenges facing Chinese girls (part 1)

In order to analyze the emphases and trends from academic research on the development of Chinese girls in recent years, researchers from the School of Sociology and Population Studies at the Renmin University of China conducted a systematic study on…

Carbon price index announced in Shanghai

On the first anniversary of the opening of the China Carbon Emission Trade Exchange (CCETE) on July 16, the China International Carbon Trading Conference was held with a combination of online and offline events in Shanghai, organized by Shanghai Environment…

Power firm’s checks help to protect delicate permafrost

State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) recently completed the annual inspection of the Qinghai-Tibet interconnection project, showing that the underground permafrost has been in a stable condition since the project was put into operation a decade ago. Known as “the…

Carbon pricing expected to boost carbon market, ESG

The 2nd Sina Finance ESG Global Leaders Summit was held online from June 28 to 30, aiming to promote global ESG development and build a sustainable future. It was jointly organized by Sina Finance and the China International Trust Investment…

Building safety issue forces charity school to close

A decade ago, in order to provide accommodation and education to disadvantaged children living in the Daliang Moutains area, social organizations partnered with the local government to help plan the establishment of a charity school in Meigu County, Sichuan Province,…

Chou Pei-yuan Foundation receives warning

The Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) recently issued an administrative warning to the Chou Pei-yuan Foundation. The foundation was established in 1993 in honor of Chou, a Chinese theoretical physicist and politician who served as president of Peking University. Over…