Government standards for senior care organizations published

Government standards for senior care organizations published

On December 29, the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (known as guobiao in Chinese) published the Basic specification of service quality for senior care organizations. Compiled by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the document ...
Ivory trade prohibition comes into force in China

Ivory trade prohibition comes into force in China

The State Council of the PRC issued an announcement on the 30th of December 2016, stating that the commercial manufacturing and selling of ivory products was being stopped all over Mainland China. In consequence, any ...

Rule banning homosexual content from online media programs to be challenged in court

A Beijing court accepted on Wednesday to hear a case challenging a government regulator to disclose its reasons for banning depictions of homosexuality from online content. Fan Chunlin, a 30-year-old man from Shanghai, filed a ...
Government guidelines released for NGO involvement in disaster relief

Government guidelines released for NGO involvement in disaster relief

On the 28th of December 2017, the “Action guideline for social forces to participate in front-line disaster relief”(《社会力量参与一线救灾行动指南》)was issued in Beijing, indicating that a consensus had been reached on non-governmental disaster relief action. In recent ...
University professor suspended over sexual misconduct allegations

University professor suspended over sexual misconduct allegations

A professor at Beihang University has been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct against several female students. On the first day of the new year Luo Xixi, a former Ph.D student at Beihang University from ...

Government publishes document defining school bullying and stating countermeasures

In recent years, several school bullying incidents in primary and middle schools have provoked widespread public concern in China. In order to form a comprehensive long-term plan to combat bullying in primary and secondary schools, ...

Nearly half of women suffer from sexual harassment on public transport in Shenzhen

Research about the alarmingly high rate of sexual harassment on public transport in Shenzhen was recently released by well-known feminist organization 女权之声 (the Voice of Feminism). The organization managed to collect replies to 433 questionnaires. ...

New website on sex education for children goes online

A new website on sex education for children (xing.cxy61.com), created by the initiator of the Chengxu Yuan Plan (程序媛计划) Chen Bin, went online on the 22nd of December. The Chengxu Yuan Plan is meant to ...

Fundraising project for poor children goes viral on WeChat, attracts criticism

“Find a child who shares the same birthday as you, and wish him/her to grow up happily and healthily”. On the 23rd of December, a fundraising project called “you with the same birthday” (同一天生日的你) went ...
Thousands of social organizations received administrative sanctions last year

Thousands of social organizations received administrative sanctions last year

The China Youth Care Foundation was given an administrative sanction last month by the Ministry of Civil Affairs for unjustified fundraising and spending. As a result, the activities of the Foundation were suspended for a month. ...
First provincial-level child welfare and childcare division founded in Beijing

First provincial-level child welfare and childcare division founded in Beijing

On December 20th the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs announced the establishment of the first child welfare and childcare division under the provincial Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs at the press conference. The responsibilities of ...

500 million Chinese reported to now have a family doctor

The Forum of Chinese Family Doctors was held in Beijing on the 17th of December. According to a recent report by the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC), which was quoted during the forum, ...
Project Hope's former “big eyes girl” appointed to official post

Project Hope’s former “big eyes girl” appointed to official post

The news of “big eyes girl” Su Mingjuan becoming deputy secretary of the Communist Youth League’s Anhui Provincial Committee recently went viral on Chinese social media. Su, 34, is the former image ambassador for Project Hope, ...

Child lingerie show roundly condemned

A child modeling contest was held on December 3 in Changchun, the capital of China’s northeastern Jilin province. Organized by children’s clothing brand VICKY’Z, the competition attracted dozens of girls and boys aged 3 to ...

China Annual Conference on Philanthropy held in Beijing

The China Annual Conference on Philanthropy, jointly organized by the China Philanthropy Times, a national newspaper focusing on China’s public welfare sector, and other eleven philanthropic organizations, took place in the Beijing Convention Center on ...

Jiangsu passes the first local charity regulations in China

Jiangsu province ratified the first provincial regulations to standardize the implementation of the Charity Law during the 33rd meeting of the 12th Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Jiangsu, on December 2, 2017. The ...

Overseas NGOs register in Jiangsu and Hunan

Two overseas NGOs recently registered in Jiangsu and Hunan provinces. In Jiangsu, the overseas NGO management office of the local PSB issued registration credential to the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion. The PSB officials congratulated ...
CDB holds workshop on the Overseas NGO Law in Beijing

CDB holds workshop on the Overseas NGO Law in Beijing

Since the Overseas NGO Management Law came into effect at the beginning of this year, more and more overseas NGOs have successfully registered. The primary concern has now become how to better conduct activities in ...