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
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.
The Garbage Crisis: NGOs’ Call to Action
This article takes a fresh look at familiar waste management issues. Given the many environmental NGOs involved, waste management has developed into a rare arena for grassroots social action
China’s Garbage Problem Prompts Soul Searching Among NGOs
This provocative, in-depth report addresses head-on the sensitive issue of advocacy using the issue of garbage as a case study.
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.
China’s Philanthropy Sector has Encountered an Unprecedented Crisis of Confidence Says the Media
What is interesting about this article is that it appears in the Communist Party’s mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, thereby illustrating that the systemic problem facing independent nonprofits and charities has now entered the mainstream.
Ministry of Civil Affairs sees potential for three types of social organizations to register directly
The Beijing News quotes the Minister of Civil Affairs, Li Liguo, as saying social organizations in the categories of philanthropy, social welfare and social services, may soon be able to register directly with Civil Affairs.