Weekly Civil Society News, October 22 – October 29

Weekly Civil Society News, October 13 – October 19

China Drafts Regulations for the Long-term Maintenance of Volunteer Service Records

200 New Social Affairs Positions Will be Created in Beijing

Impressive! Shenzhen Drafts Regulations Promoting Charitable Affairs

Weekly Civil Society News,October 8 - October 12

Weekly Civil Society News, September 24 – September 28

Weekly Civil Society News September 17 - September 21

Taking the Legal Road for Protecting Public Interest Assets

Over the summer, the Magezhuang Campus of the Chaoyang District New Citizens School (新公民学校), a school dedicated to the education of the children of migrant workers, was ordered to temporarily cease its operations. The school ...

Foshan Transfers Government Functions, But Where are the Public Service NGOs?

Foshan City’s Civil Affairs bureau reports that 57 city-level social organizations have met the qualifications for government contracting of services.  But none of the 57 are public service organizations.  Instead they are trade associations such ...

Labor NGO Growing Pains: the Government Should Regulate and Guide Labor Groups , September 3, 2012

More news comes out about the repression of labor NGOs in Shenzhen which started this February and has already affected more than 10 groups. The usual approach is for the landlord to use various excuses ...

The government procures a 16.5 million yuan worth social work project

Reports on the start of Guangdong province’s largest youth social work project involving a “youth zone” for casework projects carried out by youth social workers. The project is being funded by the Haizhu district government ...

The basic goal of China’s public institution reform: promoting the development of the public service sector

This article reports on the completion of the first stage of China’s reform of its public institutions (sometimes referred to as public service units). The first stage involved eliminating certain categories of public institutions such ...

NGOs get a boost from Shenzhen registration reforms

This is not really new news, but part of an ongoing story given that Shenzhen first started carrying out direct registration for social organizations as early as 2008. The upshot of this article appears to ...

A Public Letter Calls on Legislative Departments to Revise the Civil Procedure Law

The recent revision of the Civil Procedure Law is attracting attention from environmental groups. On August 16, two environmental NGOs, Friends of Nature and the Chongqing Green Volunteer League, told the Legal Daily that they ...

The Red Cross: Carrying Out Reform

August 2, 2012, the State Council issued “Views on the Promotion of the Work and Development of the Red Cross Society.” The State Council’s document refers to the Chinese Red Cross as “the government’s assistant ...

The Ministry of Civil Affairs issues “Selected regulations standardizing the behavior of foundations (trial)”

The Ministry of Civil Affairs today issued “Selected Regulations Standardizing the Behavior of Foundations (Trial)” (hereafter “Selected Regulations”) to standardize the behavior of foundations in the following areas: receiving and using donations; transactions, cooperation and ...

Third party evaluation is very Important in government procurement of services

The Guangdong provincial government recently issued the “Provisional Measures on Government Procurement of Social Organization Services,” clarifying the scope, procedures, and funding arrangements for government procurement of social organization services. The main sectors covered by ...