Guangdong Further Lowers the Threshold for Registration of Social Organizations

The Guangdong Civil Affairs department announced a Guangdong Province Program to Further Develop and Standardize Management of Social Organizations that would loosen restrictions on registration for a range of social organizations. Liu Hong, the Civil ...

One NGO has its registration rejected six times and Party Secretary Wang Yang warns against “presuming guilt”

According to a report in Nanfang Daily, Wang Yang, the Party Secretary of Guangdong criticized the Dongguan NGO Management bureau for rejecting the application of a charitable NGO six times because the name of the ...

The 11th National People’s Congress Standing Committee includes the Charity and the Anti-Domestic Violence laws in its legislative plan

This article reports that the Charity Law will be put on the 11th National People’s Congress legislative agenda for 2011. The report notes that the NPC generally agrees with the Ministry of Civil Affairs draft of ...

China’s Philanthropy Sector has Encountered an Unprecedented Crisis of Confidence Says the Media

This frank discussion of government dominance and interference in China’s nonprofit, philanthropic sector does not say anything that has not been said before. What is interesting about this article is that it appears in the Communist ...

Ministry of Civil Affairs sees potential for three types of social organizations to register directly

The May 24 issue of Beijing News quotes the Minister of Civil Affairs, Li Liguo, as saying social organizations in the categories of philanthropy, social welfare and social services, may soon be able to register ...

Seeking Truth Article: Social Management Cannot Fall Into the Trap of Civil Society

This article in the May 17 issue of the theoretical journal, Seeking Truth (Qiushi) is written by an official in the Communist Party’s powerful Political and Legal Committee, and expresses a concern among conservatives about ...

YU Keping: Better use of NGOs predicted

BRUSSELS – The government will rely more on non-governmental organizations in building a harmonious society, according to an influential political thinker. Several million unregistered social organizations operate nationwide, Yu Keping said, and the government will ...