The Social Welfare and Charity Promotion Office of the Ministry of Civil Affairs (社会福利和慈善事业促进司) held a meeting on experimental charitable trusts in Shenzhen on March 13. The meeting aimed to discuss experimental projects of charitable trusts and solicit advice from experts. Meng Zhiqiang, associate director of Social Welfare and Charity Promotion Office, presided over the meeting. Participants of the meeting included experts in this field and representatives from related national and regional government agencies, charitable organizations, and financial organizations.
The Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs shared their thoughts and plans concerning the experimental projects during the meeting. Experts in this area also shared their research and case studies of charitable trusts. Meng stressed that charitable trusts are an important part of the Guiding Opinions of the State Council on Advancing the Healthy Development of Charities (国务院关于促进慈善事业健康发展的指导意见), so it’s important that the Shenzhen municipal government takes advice from all parties and implements the plans as soon as possible.