New regulations on pre-tax deductions for charitable donations released

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 ...
10 million dollar donation from ByteDance to US charity generates misunderstanding

10 million dollar donation from ByteDance to US charity generates misunderstanding

In the second week of May, the news that Zhang Yiming, founder and CEO of ByteDance (the parent company of Toutiao and TikTok) had donated 10 million USD to the Gates Foundation (that is, the ...
Internet star Papi Jiang sparks debate by giving son her husband's surname

Internet star Papi Jiang sparks debate by giving son her husband’s surname

Papi Jiang, a Chinese comedian who became an internet sensation in 2015, has been at the centre of an online backlash after it became clear that her newborn son was going to take on her husband’s ...
Ai Luming sets up a 5 billion Yuan fund to support SMEs in Hubei

Ai Luming sets up a 5 billion Yuan fund to support SMEs in Hubei

Ai Luming, the founder and chairman of the Wuhan Contemporary Group and the chairman of the SEE Foundation (阿拉善公益基金会), has announced the establishment of a 5 billion Yuan fund dedicated to supporting small and medium-sized enterprises ...
The first week of waste-sorting in Beijing

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 ...
Caixin holds webinar on ‘Building a global safety net against Covid-19’

Caixin holds webinar on ‘Building a global safety net against Covid-19’

Caixin Media, considered by many to be China’s most independent and professional news outlet, hosted a “Caixin Global Webinar” on April 27, on the topic of “Building a Global Safety Net Against Covid-19 — how ...

Youku broadcasts special program on pandemic response with Li Lanjuan and Jackson Yee

On the evening of April 25th, a special program on the coronavirus epidemic called “This Is Us, This Is Light” was broadcast by Youku, Beijing TV, Oriental TV, Xinhua News Agency and Xinhua Video. The ...

ByteDance donates an additional 30 million yuan to the Chinese Red Cross

On April 26, ByteDance (a Chinese tech company whose products include the Toutiao (今日头条) and TickTok (抖音) apps, which have won great popularity), announced an additional donation of 30 million yuan to the China Red ...

Competition between crowdfunding platforms turns violent in Hebei

A fresh round of controversy and recrimination has been sparked by a video showing staff from Shuidichou and Qingsongchou, two of China’s main crowdfunding platforms, coming to blows in a Hebei hospital. Shuidichou (水滴筹) and Qingsongchou ...
Overseas NGOs continue to register new representative offices in China

Overseas NGOs continue to register new representative offices in China

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, over the last few months the overseas NGOs management offices of China’s local public security bureaus have been hard at work, enabling more overseas NGOs to register representative offices in China. This week two overseas NGOs registered ...
Two Chinese foundations set up hand-washing stations in Nepal

Two Chinese foundations set up hand-washing stations in Nepal

On the same day that Wuhan’s lockdown was officially lifted, the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, entered its 16th day of closure. As this landlocked country attempts to deal with COVID-19, two Chinese charities are now ...

Philanthropic funders pledge to continue supporting their grantees during the COVID-19 crisis

The Ford Foundation has spearheaded the creation of a pledge for philanthropic donors to support the needs of their grantees and partners during the COVID-19 crisis, by being generous with their funding and flexible in their ...

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 ...

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 ...
Jack Ma Foundation clarifies sources of funding for overseas aid in response to online criticism

Jack Ma Foundation clarifies sources of funding for overseas aid in response to online criticism

After facing questions and doubts from netizens regarding the sources of funding for its recent donations of medical aid to other countries, the Jack Ma Foundation has issued a statement clarifying that all the funds used by the ...

The Charity Federation leads for donations received during COVID outbreak, report reveals

A report published yesterday by 公益资本论 analyses the performance of the China Charity Federation (慈善会, hereafter CCF) since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. The report concludes that the CCF’s network has had great success in ...

Shenzhen Mammoth Foundation donates virus detection kits to Serbia

The Shenzhen Mammoth Public Welfare Foundation (深圳市猛犸公益基金会) has donated a batch of 1000 Coronavirus Detection Kits to Serbia, with the cooperation of the Chinese Embassy in Serbia and the Serbian government. The Serbian President and ...
Chengdu releases measures to support social organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Chengdu releases measures to support social organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak

Last week, the Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs for Chengdu issued an official notice (通知) entitled “eight measures to promote the normal operations of social organizations in order to respond to the epidemic effectively” (有效应对疫情促进社会组织正常运转8条措施). ...