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NGOs contribute to government research projects

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) issued an announcement in June calling for research institutes to join the 2022 dual carbon goals research project. Following a two-month review, the results have been released. The NDRC received a total of…

Cement industry expected to join national carbon trading market

At a seminar on dual carbon goals and carbon asset management last week, Song Zhiping, chairman of the World Cement Association (WCA), delivered a speech and predicted that the cement industry would be included in the national carbon trading market…

Ministry of Civil Affairs holds law enforcement meeting

The Social Organization Administration of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) held a symposium in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, on July 25, to summarize law enforcement activities of social organizations (NGOs) during the past few years, and to make instructions and…

NGO leaders attend political training

The Social Organization Service Center (SOSC) of the Ministry of Civil Affairs held the first training course for NGO leaders in Beijing from Aug 28 to 30, with the goal of improving attendees’ political awareness. Nearly 90 leaders from various…

China revises wildlife protection law to protect public

In response to public complaints about wild animals injuring and causing harm to people, China added new provisions to the second draft of its Wildlife Protection Law Amendment. The second draft of the amendment was submitted to the 36th session…

NGOs urged to take part in ‘civilized practice activities’

As an important part of China’s grassroots governance, the country’s social organizations (a local term for NGOs) that provide community-level services recently received a notice from the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) and the Central Guidance Commission on Building Spiritual…

Chinese researchers discover how ozone pollution forms

It’s been more than 12 months since China launched a two-year scientific and technological research project on the prevention and control of PM2.5 and O3 pollution in May 2021, and now the mechanism that causes the formation of ozone pollution…

Ministry of Civil Affairs releases legislative work plan

According to the annual legislative work plans of the National People’s Congress and of the State Council, the General Office of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) released the 2022 Legislative Work Plan of the Ministry of Civil Affairs on…

WeChat mini app launched to support victims of domestic violence

Yuanzhong Family and Community Development Service Center, a Beijing based NGO looking to provide legal services and address the diverse needs of victims of gender-based violence, recently launched China’s first domestic violence assistance WeChat applet (WeChat Mini Program). Funded by…

Government welcomes further development of NGOs

The Ministry of Civil Affairs recently published an article reviewing the innovative development of Chinese NGOs during the past decade, and welcomed their further development. The article states that NGOs have played an important role in consolidating the party’s ruling…

Police place renewed emphasis on tackling sexual assault

China’s public security organs have been acting swiftly in response to the recent national Special Actions on Combating Sexual Assault Crimes. According to Xinhua News, a total of 28,600 sexual assault cases (including historic cases) have been solved, and 32,200…

20 billion yuan donated to improve eye health

According to a white paper on China’s eye health, the country is home to the largest number of blind and visually impaired people in the world, with over 600 million people suffering from myopia, and 208 million cataract patients. However…

Chongqing releases charity regulations: what’s new?

The Chongqing Civil Affairs Bureau recently released new charity regulations outlining detailed provisions on how charitable organizations should carry out activities, as well as how other organizations and businesses can participate. The “Chongqing Charity Regulations” were approved by the 35th…

NGOs encouraged to help protect cultural relics

The State Administration of Cultural Heritage recently issued the “Opinions on Encouraging and Supporting Social Forces to Participate in the Protection and Utilization of Cultural Heritage Buildings”, which is the first policy document to specifically refer to the participation of…

New program helps migrant women adjust to city life

In the context of rapid urban and rural migration, and based on concern for the people migrating — especially women, the China Population Welfare Foundation and China Merchants Foundation (CMF) recently released the “Women Far from Hometown” support program. The…