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New regulations on pre-tax deductions for charitable donations released

New policies on tax exemptions for charities have been announced by the Chinese authorities. The “Announcement on Pre-tax Deductions for Charitable Donations” (hereinafter referred to as the “Announcement”), jointly released by the Ministry of Finance, the State Administration of Taxation,…

The first week of waste-sorting in Beijing

Beijing recently became the second Chinese city after Shanghai to enforce mandatory domestic waste-sorting. The newly revised Beijing Municipal Waste Management Regulations came into effect on May 1st. A Xinhua report from May 8th looks at some of the problems…

Report released on domestic violence protection orders in Shanghai

Beijing Equality (为平妇女权益机构), an NGO based in Beijing dedicated to combatting gender-based violence, has just published a report on the application of domestic violence protection orders in Shanghai, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the implementation of the…

Shenzhen bans the consumption of cat and dog meat

Shenzhen has completely banned the sale and consumption of cat and dog meat, the first city in China to take this step. On the 25th of February, the Standing Committee of the Shenzhen People’s Congress released a draft of the…

Four overseas NGOs register new offices in China since February

Statistics from China’s Ministry of Public Security show that the registration of new representative office for overseas NGOs in Mainland China, as mandated by China’s Overseas NGO Law, has not ceased since the breakout of the new coronavirus caused much …

China’s Ban on Plastic Waste Imports and the Way Forward

Anke Schrader, a senior researcher at The Conference Board in Beijing, spoke to CDB on the sidelines of the 2020 CRO Global Summit in Shanghai to share her views on how the plastic waste import ban and the new waste-sorting rules may help China achieve their industry-upgrading ambitions, and how the recycling industry is adapting to the changes since the ban.

Nine organizations propose amendment to the Wildlife Protection Law

Nine organizations, including Peking University’s Nature Conservation and Social Development Research Center, the Shanshui Nature Conservation Center, Duke Kunshan University, and the Beijing Friendship Institute of Nature and Environment of Chaoyang District, have jointly made a proposal to the Legal…

How China’s Overseas NGO Law was Conceived

The process of drawing up China's Overseas NGO Law of 2017 was more complex than many imagine. A draft of the law was opened up to public comment, and the feedback provided by the NGO sector contributed to the final result.

Controversy over the Shuidichou fundraising platform

The crowdfunding platform Shuidichou has become embroiled in controversy once again. On November 30, the video-sharing website known as “Pear Video” (梨视频) published a seven-minute expose’ of the company’s practices. Filmed in secret, the video revealed that promoters providing offline…