Keyword: Policy and Regulations

POLICY BRIEF NO. 3: Developments in February/March of 2012

POLICY BRIEF NO. 3: Developments in February/March of 2012

In February and March of 2012, there was more news of reforms lowering barriers to social organization activity in other regions and sectors.

POLICY BRIEF NO. 2: The Guangdong and Yunnan experiments in 2012

POLICY BRIEF NO. 2: The Guangdong and Yunnan experiments in 2012

In early 2012, Guangdong province was still in the news as the trailblazer in reforming the registration and management system for nonprofits.

POLICY BRIEF NO. 1: The Fate of the Charity Law and Other National-level Legislation

POLICY BRIEF NO. 1: The Fate of the Charity Law and Other National-level Legislation

While local legislation has been making significant headway, national-level legislation appears to be on hold. The long-awaited revisions to the regulations governing the registration and management of social organizations, and the Charity Law, have both been delayed, despite rumors that their passage is imminent

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.

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

rofessor 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 and social organizations, and to promote more government contracting to grassroots social organizations.

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.

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

Several government and Party bodies have jointly published Opinions on Encouraging and Regulating Religious Entities to Engage in Charitable Activities.

Sexual Harassment is a Gender Equality Issue

Sexual Harassment is a Gender Equality Issue

This article, which comes out a few days after International Women’s Day (March 8), accompanies a related article about the path-breaking work of a women’s legal aid NGO in addressing sexual harassment in China.

A NGO Works With Companies to Prevent Sexual Harassment

A NGO Works With Companies to Prevent Sexual Harassment

This article, which comes out a few days after International Women’s Day (March 8), profiles path-breaking work on sexual harassment by China’s oldest and best-known women’s legal aid NGO: Zhongze Women’s Legal Aid Center, in collaboration with six Chinese companies

Using Traditional Resources to Organize Workers

Using Traditional Resources to Organize Workers

his article is a transcription of a CDB interview with Professor Guo of the Sociology Institute at China’s Politics and Law University.

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.

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.

CDB Editorial: the Public Interest and Politics

CDB Editorial: the Public Interest and Politics

This year, counties and townships across China will elect representatives for local People’s Congress. By the end of 2012, there will be approximately two million representatives at the county and township levels.

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.

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.

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.