Ministry of Civil Affairs proclaims support for “time banks”

What is a time bank? A time bank is a banking institution that runs on time credit exchanges. Time banking works on the principle that after retiring, people can spend some time taking care of ...

New motion for couples to share parental leave supported by netizens.

Lin Yong, a National People’s Congress (NPC) deputy from Guangdong Province, has submitted a motion for shared parental leave during this year’s meeting of the NPC. Mr. Yong claims that from his perspective the implementation of the ...

Open Source Hardware Association cancels summit in Shenzhen citing Overseas NGO Law

The report below was originally published by ChinaFile. See the original here.   Yesterday, the U.S.-based Open Source Hardware Association announced on its website that it had canceled plans to hold its annual summit in Shenzhen, in ...

Special fund for forestry and grassland protection and poverty alleviation established

China’s first national ecological protection and poverty alleviation fund, the “Special fund for forestry and grassland ecological protection and poverty alleviation”, has been initiated by the State Forestry and Grassland Administration of China. The fund was ...

Alashan SEE Foundation in international partnership to save the rhino

On the eve of the opening of the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, China’s Alashan SEE Foundation teamed up with the Number Five Foundation from the Netherlands and the United Nations Environment Programme ...

Does it still make sense to donate second-hand clothing for rural areas?

This is an abridged and adapted translation of a commentary published on the Charity School (公益慈善学园) WeChat account on the 10th of March. Charity School is a platform for publishing news and research findings on the ...
China's major express delivery companies publish “green paper” to reduce environmental impact

China’s major express delivery companies publish “green paper” to reduce environmental impact

On the 6th of March, China’s major delivery service companies and the China Environmental Protection Foundation took the lead in launching the “multi-party co-governance and greener express delivery” (多方共治、快递更绿) initiative, calling on the whole of society ...

Eight highlights of the 2019 Government Work Report: social groups, social work, and philanthropy

  China’s 13th National People’s Congress opened its second session on the morning of March 5th at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Premier Li Keqiang delivered the government work report at the ...

“Production Safety Accident Emergency Regulations” soon to be implemented

At the end of February 2019, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang signed a State Council decree announcing the “Industry Safety Accidents Emergency Regulations” which will come into effect on April 1st, 2019. The “Industry Safety Accident ...
Beijing’s first party school for social organizations established

Beijing’s first party school for social organizations established

Editor’s note this is an abridged and adapted translation of a report published on Shanda Net (善大网) on the 28th of February. It announces the creation of the first Party school for social organizations in ...

Tencent public welfare monthly donation rules updated

China’s biggest tech giant has recently announced updated its rules for monthly donation, requiring stricter tracking of the donors’ general information and finances. The rules are being updated in accordance with the 2016 Charity Law. This ...

China’s social credit system takes on fake charities, announces state media

Editor’s Note This is CDB’s translation of an article that originally appeared in the Guangming Daily (光明日报) on the 26th of February.    Kindness and love are where philanthropy begins. If there is fraud, it ...
China's first blue book on mental health released

China’s first blue book on mental health released

China’s first blue book on mental health, the “China National Mental Health Development Report (2017-2018)”, was released by the Chinese Academy of Sciences on February 22. The report found positive trends in mental health throughout ...

Nine government departments release notice on promoting women’s employment

It was announced on February 21st that an official “notice” on promoting women’s employment was published jointly by nine Chinese government departments, including the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the Ministry of Education. ...

Minister of Civil Affairs: charitable donations reached 75.42 billion yuan in 2018

During a press briefing of the State Council’s Information Office on February 21, China’s Minister of Civil Affairs Shuxian Huang gave a talk on the development and reform of civil affairs in 2018 alongside three ...

FAQs on preparing annual reports and passing annual inspection for private non-enterprise units

Editor’s note This is an abridged translation of an article written by Yu Junru; you can see the original here. The article introduces useful information that may help NGOs preparing the annual report and passing the ...

FAQs on preparing annual reports and passing annual inspection for foundations

Editor’s note This is an abridged translation of an article written by Yu Junru; you can see the original here. The article introduces useful information that may help NGOs preparing the annual report and passing the ...

FAQs on preparing annual reports and passing annual inspection for social organizations

Editor’s note This is an abridged translation of an article written by Yu Junru; you can see the original here. The article introduces useful information that may help NGOs preparing the annual report and passing ...