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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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Number of social service centers exceeds 21,000 nationwide

As of June 30, China has built over 21,000 township or street-level social service centers, employing more than 53,000 social workers, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) at its 2022 mid-year meeting. Seven provinces have achieved full coverage…

China’s NGOs get help to communicate about climate change

In order to promote a better understanding of China’s “dual carbon” goals and to form a joint force to help achieve them, the China Association for NGO Cooperation (Cango) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Beijing Representative Office this month…

Government departments set standards for social governance

Sixteen government departments jointly issued a notice regarding the action plan (the notice) for the implementation of the National Standardization Development Outline on July 12, which was initiated by the State Council last October. The notice clarifies 33 specific tasks…

New project aims to help protect children’s rights

Funded by Beijing ByteDance Public Welfare Foundation and implemented by Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Center, China’s capital launched the first part of the “National Demonstrative Minor Protection Social Organization Cultivation Project”. The initiative aims to provide legal services…

Data released on public interest litigation

The Supreme People’s Procuratorate recently released data to summarize the implementation of the public interest litigation system over the past five years. This system was officially established on July 1, 2017, following the revision of the Civil Procedure Law and…

Government sets out plan to cut coal usage

Seven departments including the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and the National Development and Reform Commission jointly issued the Implementation Plan for Synergistic Efficiency of Pollution Reduction and Carbon Reduction (the Plan) on June 10. The Plan emphasizes the importance…

Beijing government wants over 300 social enterprises by 2025

The Capital Municipal Social Construction Leading Group recently reviewed and approved the Opinions on Promoting the Development of Social Enterprises (the Opinions), according to which, more than 300 social enterprises will be identified by the end of the 14th Five-Year…

Chinese donors send water generators to 5 Ethiopian schools

Over 2,000 Ethiopian elementary school students will soon get access to clean water thanks to five newly donated atmospheric water generators. The generators were donated last month by the China-Africa Leadership Development Institute of Tsinghua University (CALDI-THU), HurRain NanoTech, and…