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Government, NGOs work to ease China’s water problems

On April 13, Japan announced its decision to release treated wastewater from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant into the ocean, following the tsunami which caused the meltdown of three nuclear reactors in March 2011. Since then, over 1.25 million…

14th Five-Year Plan outlines civil affairs agenda to 2025

The Ministry of Civil Affairs held a press conference on the “14th Five-Year Civil Affairs Development Plan” on June 18, with officials outlining the ministry’s plan for social care and the civil society sector through 2025. The plan specifies the…

Eight things you should know about the Yangtze River’s new legal rights

Editor’s Note: This is an abbreviated and adapted translation of an article published by the Beijing News on the 1st of March, 2021, under the title《长江保护法》今起正式施行  8个关键词解读如何保护长江.  On the 1st of March, the Yangtze River Protection Law officially came into…

New documents brings a brighter future for social workers in Shenzhen

The Shenzhen Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau recently issued a document entitled Several Measures to Improve the Quality of Social Work Services in the City of Shenzhen (hereinafter referred to as “Several Measures”). The document suggests enterprises, public institutions, communities and…

How and why could the Charity Law be amended?

China's Charity Law, passed in 2016, regulates the activities of all local charitable organizations. A government inspection team recently wrote a report on the law's implementation, suggesting improvements and amendments. This translated article summarises the report's main recommendations.