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Waterdrop pilots service charge for fundraising projects

Waterdrop, one of China’s most popular online fundraising platforms, announced early this year that the platform will add a 3 percent service charge (no more than 5,000 yuan) for a single fundraising project on a pilot basis in some selected…

Chinese energy firms face increased litigation risk abroad

In recent decades, public interest lawsuits have significantly promoted the global governance of climate change in Western countries. According to statistics from the Center for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP), 1,841 climate change lawsuits had been filed around the…

Report shows growing importance of CSR

Launched by GIZ, Syn Tao and China Credit Information Service (CCIS) in 2006, CCM CSR Promotion Center (CCM) was one of the first platforms designed to foster the private sector’s fulfillment of social responsibility. Since 2014, the Center has carried…

9 trends from China’s 2022 Government Work Report

China’s 2022 Government Work Report, released earlier this month, proposes to develop social work and support the healthy development of social organizations, humanitarian aid, volunteer services, and public welfare. Meanwhile, new requirements have been put forward in many fields such…

Women more concerned about child abuse, report finds

Over 70 percent of the 8,288 people surveyed have expressed concern about child abuse, according to a recent annual report by Girls’ Protection. 81.6 percent of those surveyed were women, most of whom had children. Since its launch in 2013…

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Chinese NGO steps in to help protect Afghan heritage

On March 9, Peaceland Foundation launched the Action to Protect Afghanistan’s World Cultural Heritage. The organization intends to carry out regular inspections of the archaeological remains located in the Bamiyan Valley and at Jam Minaret, which are both listed as…

Government encourages NGOs to help with rural revitalization

On March 1, the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Rural Revitalization Bureau jointly issued the Notice on Mobilizing and Guiding Social Organizations to Participate in Rural Revitalization Work. Previously, the Notice on Extensively Guiding and Mobilizing Social Organizations…

Domestic violence: new guidelines released for social workers

Residents’ committees, social work agencies and other related institutions will have to report incidents of domestic violence to the police according to the “Opinions on Strengthening the Implementation of Personal Safety Protection Order System” published on March 5. The opinions,…

Plan calls for new social work centers in rural areas

As China continues to prioritize “Sannong” (agriculture, rural areas and farmers) work, the State Council recently issued the 14th Five-Year Plan for Promoting Agricultural and Rural Modernization. The plan clearly states that by 2025, the rural vitalization strategy will be…

Local NGOs benefit from three measures in Jiangxi Province

According to the Civil Affairs Department of Jiangxi Province, three measures have been adopted in recent years to support the development of NGOs. Measure 1: Promote policy innovation and formulation The provincial department issued a series of policy documents, such…

Village library aims to help left-behind children

NGOs, social workers, community volunteers, and local administrations have come together to explore how to provide more comprehensive community services to local children and teenagers in Xiaopiliu Village, Hunan Province. Their collaboration has turned the village’s Mingzhi Library into a…

10 new fundraising platforms authorized

The Department of Charity Promotion and Social Work of the Ministry of Civil Affairs has recently authorized 10 new internet fundraising platforms, which will operate under China’s Charity Law and the Measures on the Administration of Public Fundraising Platform Services.…

Grassroots NGOs lend a hand in Beijing

During Chinese New Year, millions of migrant workers in Beijing abandoned their plans of returning home to see their families, with many keen to avoid restrictions in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19. At the same time, the Beijing…

New report provides picture of China’s social enterprises

A recent report shows that 47 percent of China’s social enterprises manage to break even, 35 percent make a profit, and 18 percent record losses. The “Blue Book of Social Enterprises: Research Report on the Development of Social Enterprises in…