The Central Committee and State Council Issue a Document Encouraging Social Forces to Enter the Public Welfare Sector According to Law

This article publicizes a document issued last year but which is highlighted here because it calls attention to the government’s effort to encourage public institutions to join the public welfare sector as social actors. Public institutions ...

Ministry of Civil Affairs official, Li Yong, proposes “direct registration” and “establishing party groups” for all NGOs

Article about a meeting at Tsinghua University attended by two officials heading the NGO management office in the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The article notes the long-standing problems of the dual-management system for NGOs, and ...

Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau: Civil Servants Will Gradually Withdraw from Charitable, Public Welfare Organizations

Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau stated that starting this year, civil servants will gradually withdraw from the charitable, public welfare organizations to ensure the voluntary and social nature of these organizations. A number of civil servants ...

For Public Interest Groups, Registration is Difficult, Taxes and Fees are Onerous and Resources are Few

Professor Wang Ming, director of Tsinghua University’s NGO Research Center and a member of the national Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference made a proposal to carry out more favorable tax policies for non-public fundraising foundations ...

Shenzhen will expand the categories of social organizations that can register directly with Civil Affairs

Shenzhen announced it would further its social management reforms by expanding the categories of social organizations that can register directly with Civil Affairs without pre-approval from a supervising unit. Shenzhen’s social management reforms started in 2004 ...

The Minister of Civil Affairs on “NGO direct registration”: promoting the Guangdong experience

Minister of Civil Affairs, Li Liguo is again quoted as saying that the Ministry of Civil Affairs seeks to promote nationwide the more liberal Guangdong experiment allowing social organizations to register directly with Civil Affairs. ...

Yunnan Social Organizations Will be Able to Directly Register This Year

Yunnan province announced it would carry out a new social management plan for this year, and allow social organizations working in the public welfare, charitable, and social services areas to register directly with Civil Affairs. ...

Religious Organizations Can Establish Foundations, Social Welfare Organizations, and Nonprofit Hospitals in Accordance wth the Law

The State Administration of Religious Affairs, the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee, the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Civil Affairs, Taxation Bureau etc. ...

Guangzhou “frees” fundraisers

The Standing Committee of the Guangzhou Municipality People’s Congress passed “Guangzhou Municipality’s Fundraising Regulations” that expands fundraising activities for all social organizations and public institutions engaged in the charitable or “public welfare” field within Guangzhou. In ...

A human resource system for Beijing’s 7500 social organizations

The Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau announced plans to establish a human resource system for the 120,000 full-time staff working in the city’s 7,500 plus social organizations. Unlike government agencies, public institutions and enterprises, social organizations ...

Shanghai will experiment with direct registration and management of social organizations

The Shanghai Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau announced that it will experiment this year with direct registration and management of social organizations. This announcement follows on the heels of a similar announcement by Guangdong provincial Civil Affairs ...

Major charitable projects should be audited and the results made public

In an effort to strengthen transparency and accountability in the public welfare sector, the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Civil Affairs issued a Notice which calls for major charitable projects to be audited after ...

Vagueness in the Definition of Charitable Organizations may Delay the Release of a “Problematic” Charity Law

This article interviews scholars and officials concerning the Charity Law which is still under review at the State Council. It notes that the recent scandals in China’s philanthropy sector may hasten the passage of the Charity ...

Ministry of Civil Affairs: Support Public Welfare and Charitable Social Organizations to Directly Register

This article cites Li Liguo, the Minister of Civil Affairs calling for other localities to promote the Guangdong experience at a national Civil Affairs Work Conference held December 23, 2011. In doing so, he raises the ...

Lowering the threshold: Foshan NGOs no longer have difficulty finding a “mother-in-law”

This article reports on recent announced changes in Foshan city’s management of social organizations. In anticipation of province-wide reforms in the registration and management of social organizations, Foshan is decentralizing authority to register and manage ...

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 ...