CDB releases the English translation of the new Charity Law
On the 16th of March, the Charity Law of the People’s Republic of China was passed by the fourth meeting of the 12th National People’s Congress with 2636 pros, 131 cons, and 83 abstentions. The Law will come into force in September. It had been eagerly (and anxiously) awaited by the whole of China’s philanthropic sector. As the first law of its kind, it will clarify the definition of charitable activities and regulate the establishment and operation of charity organizations and the sources and use of charitable property and services. The process of creating the Charity Law has been long and drawn out, lasting a total of eleven years. Two drafts were …read more
Chinese Supreme Court releases ten environmental protection cases
A news briefing was held by the Supreme Court of People’s Republic of China on March 31st, releasing the second set of the ten administrative cases relating to environmental protection.
Going Global – ENAP meeting in Norway
The European Network of Amity Partners (ENAP) meeting took place on March 14 and 15 in Norway.
World Meteorology Day: “hotter, drier, wetter. Face the future.”
The 23h of March is the World Meteorological Day. This year’s theme is “hotter, drier, wetter. Face the Future”.
Charity Law to come into force on September 1st
On March 16, the Charity Law of the People’s Republic of China was passed by the fourth meeting of the 12th National People’s Congress with 2636 pros, 131 cons, and 83 abstentions. The law will come into force on September 1st, 2016. As the first ever law of its kind, the Charity Law clarifies the definition of charity activities, regulates the establishment and operation of charity organizations and the sources and use of charitable property and charitable services, and strives to promote the cause of charity. During the 12th National People’s Congress, 4000 suggestions concerning the law were put forward by 1231 people. 110 modifications, among which 38 were substantial, were made …read more
Victims seek help on the first day the Domestic Violence Law takes effect
On the first day of formal implementation of the Domestic Violence Law, Wu Juan went straight to the People’s Court to apply for the protection order of domestic violence, for the reason of beating and threatening she suffered from her husband.
Revision of the Charity Law to be a focal point of China’s “two sessions” in 2016
The revision of the Charity Law has become one of the focal point the 2016 two sessions
Xinhua News: China’s seven-year plastic bag ban has saved 8.4 million tons of oil
China’s plastic bag ban launched in 2008 has successfully cut 1.4 million tons of plastic bag production, which equals to saving 8.4 million tons of oil
Chinese Civil Society: the Top Ten News Stories of 2015
CDB’s list of the top ten news stories in the NGO sector from the last twelve months