Keyword: Community Organization

Each urban community slated to possess at least ten social organizations by 2020

Each urban community slated to possess at least ten social organizations by 2020

The Ministry of Civil Affairs recently published the Guidelines for promoting social organizations in communities, with the aim of promoting community services in urban and rural areas by expanding government service procurement (in this context the word community refers to the 社区, a loose form of neighbourhood units found in China). Communities are in this way supported to provide low-income families, people in dire poverty, empty-nesters, left behind people in rural areas, children in difficulty, the disabled and other people in need with volunteering projects covering daily care, medical care, entertainment, culture and sports, and professional services including psychological counselling, humanistic care, spiritual consolation and mental health care, and guidance on improving the …read more

Guidance on reforming urban and rural community service systems in China released

A news conference held last Monday (November 14th) by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) has elaborated on the preparatory work, contents and implementation of the Urban and Rural Community Service System Construction Plan (2016-2020). In this context the word Community refers to the 社区, a loose form of neighbourhood units found in China. During the conference, Deputy Minister Tang Jinsu emphasized the ever-increasing importance of community organizations in local social administration since the release of China’s 12th Five-Year Plan. He also assured that during the preparatory work and drafting of the Construction Plan, the MCA fully valued the creative abilities of the Chinese people and drew experience from local …read more