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Govt reveals examples of illegal NGO activities

In recent years, the Chinese government has been tightening up NGO regulations, including closing and fining illegal organizations. The Ministry of Civil Affairs has issued a list of 10 typical cases it has encountered during crackdowns in recent years.   Organizations…

Millions donated by charities for rural revitalization

Last year, 142 NGOs under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Civil Affairs achieved positive results regarding rural development, COVID-19 control, disaster relief, and civil diplomacy.   As rural revitalization is regarded as one of the most important national strategies…

NGOs can use more policy support

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused damage to the economy and social structure in China, and NGOs are no exception, which is reflected in the reduction of their projects, revenues and team sizes for example. Zhang Que, a member of Beijing…

New Covid policies impose new requirements on community work

On Jan.6, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, National Health Commission and Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention jointly issued an updated notice on the prevention and control of Covid-19, which is now classified…

Charitable trusts exceed 5 billion yuan in 2022

The number of charitable trusts recorded in China had reached 1,184 by the end of 2022, with their net worth exceeding 5.16 billion yuan ($ 767.7 million), according to a newly released report. The report, titled China Charitable Trust Development…

Ford Foundation representative on supporting disability inclusion

On Nov 30, China Development Brief, in collaboration with the Ensan Foundation and Easy Inclusion, hosted an online event on inclusive employment for youth with disabilities in China. During the session, Ryan Etzcorn, the Program Associate in the Ford Foundation’s…

Nationwide child care program rolled out during holiday season

The Minor Protection Office of the State Council recently launched a program to ensure orphans, children without guardians, left-behind children and other children in distress get through the winter and enjoy the coming Chinese New Year as much as they…

Report on national carbon emissions trading market released

To systematically summarize the experience of the first compliance cycle and to promote a better understanding of the national carbon market, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment recently released the Report on the First Compliance Cycle of the National Carbon…

Highlights of the upcoming Charity Law Amendment

China’s Charity Law, released in 2016, is about to get amended for the first time — the amendment draft was submitted to the 38th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress for its first review on…

2022 Corporate Social Responsibility Highlights

The following are some of the year’s corporate social responsibility highlights as reported by China Philanthropy Times.   In March 2022, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council established the Social Responsibility Bureau, whose primary responsibilities are…

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Volunteers take action to help Beijing residents

Volunteers in Beijing are taking action to offer much-needed help to local residents, bringing warmth to hundreds of households this winter.   The Lei Feng Volunteer Team in Dongcheng District currently has 51 volunteers, consisting of street community Party members, youth…

NGO helps stray animals survive cold winter

China Small Animal Protection Association (CSAPA), together with iDreamSky, a gaming company, launched a program titled “Dream Guardianship” in November, to help stray animals get safely through the cold winter months.   Based on the gaming platform, the guardianship program encourages…

Zhejiang sets up funds to support development of charities

The Zhejiang Provincial Department of Finance recently established special guiding funds to reward and incentivize outstanding charitable organizations that have standardized management, regularly disclose information to the public, act as a driving force for philanthropic causes, and raise large amounts…

COP15 event highlights importance of symbiosis

A side event at COP15 titled “The Wisdom of Symbiosis: The Tradition, Contribution and Future of Biodiversity Conservation by Local Communities” was successfully held at the China Pavilion on Nov 9 in Montreal, Canada.    The event was organized by the…

Tackling violence against overseas Chinese women: impact report

Avoice is a program focusing on fighting against violence towards overseas Chinese women. On Nov 26, the program released its first impact report, sharing its goals, intervention models, the scope of practice, and key achievements since its establishment in 2020.   …

Beijing releases rules on volunteer services for elderly

A document titled “Guidelines on Volunteer Service for the Elderly in Beijing” was released on Dec 5 by Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau and three other departments.   The guidelines provide a practical roadmap for volunteers to provide services for senior…