Students in Guangdong school pressured to donate money by their teacher

Students in Guangdong school pressured to donate money by their teacher

An incident in which students were humiliated by their teacher for not donating money has raised public attention. According to a report by a local TV program, a student in Chaoyang school in Maoming city, Guangdong, had ...
99 social organizations de-registered in Guizhou for violating regulations

99 social organizations de-registered in Guizhou for violating regulations

On the 13th of January the Civil Affairs Department in Guizhou Province released an announcement, declaring that 99 social organizations had been deregistered according to the law. Organizations such as the Guizhou Coal Economic Research ...
Overseas NGOs register in Fujian, Henan and Yunnan

Overseas NGOs register in Fujian, Henan and Yunnan

A number of representative offices of overseas NGOs recently registered in Fujian, Henan and Yunnan provinces. In Fujian province, the Administrative Office of Overseas NGO issued the Taiwan World Journalism and Communication Association (台湾世界新闻传播协会) with their registration ...
Alibaba releases figures for donations by online shop owners in 2017: 246 million Yuan went to philanthropy

Alibaba releases figures for donations by online shop owners in 2017: 246 million Yuan went to philanthropy

The Alibaba Group has released the records of the charitable donations made by the owners of online stores on Alibaba’s platform during 2017. In the course of the year, 1.78 million such stores made donations ...

Controversy over the ‘Ice boy’ receiving only 500 Yuan in donations

A debate has ignited over the donations raised by last week’s viral “ice boy picture“. The controversy was begun by reports that the Zhuanshanbao Elementary School (转山包小学), where the boy in the picture studies, has ...
Donations collected in support of the

Donations collected in support of the “ice boy” and other left-behind children in Yunnan

Over the past week the picture of a little boy with his hair completely covered in frost after walking to school through the Yunnan countryside has gone viral on Chinese social media. The little boy, ...
Environmentalists tip-off authorities over toxic waste in Lanzhou

Environmentalists tip-off authorities over toxic waste in Lanzhou

It has transpired that a tip-off to the Lanzhou Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau (EPB) led a company to hastily dig up some industrial waste which they had dumped in a remote valley in Gansu province, the night after the ...
Each urban community slated to possess at least ten social organizations by 2020

Each urban community slated to possess at least ten social organizations by 2020

The Ministry of Civil Affairs recently published the Guidelines for promoting social organizations in communities, with the aim of promoting community services in urban and rural areas by expanding government service procurement (in this context the word community ...
Alumni petition universities in China to fight against campus harassment

Alumni petition universities in China to fight against campus harassment

Triggered by the harassment scandal at Beihang University, alumni from more than sixty universities in China have sent out open letters with signatures to their alma maters, to call for the establishment of an anti-harassment mechanism ...
Government standards for senior care organizations published

Government standards for senior care organizations published

On December 29, the Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China (known as guobiao in Chinese) published the Basic specification of service quality for senior care organizations. Compiled by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the document ...
Ivory trade prohibition comes into force in China

Ivory trade prohibition comes into force in China

The State Council of the PRC issued an announcement on the 30th of December 2016, stating that the commercial manufacturing and selling of ivory products was being stopped all over Mainland China. In consequence, any ...

Rule banning homosexual content from online media programs to be challenged in court

A Beijing court accepted on Wednesday to hear a case challenging a government regulator to disclose its reasons for banning depictions of homosexuality from online content. Fan Chunlin, a 30-year-old man from Shanghai, filed a ...
Government guidelines released for NGO involvement in disaster relief

Government guidelines released for NGO involvement in disaster relief

On the 28th of December 2017, the “Action guideline for social forces to participate in front-line disaster relief”(《社会力量参与一线救灾行动指南》)was issued in Beijing, indicating that a consensus had been reached on non-governmental disaster relief action. In recent ...
University professor suspended over sexual misconduct allegations

University professor suspended over sexual misconduct allegations

A professor at Beihang University has been suspended over allegations of sexual misconduct against several female students. On the first day of the new year Luo Xixi, a former Ph.D student at Beihang University from ...

Government publishes document defining school bullying and stating countermeasures

In recent years, several school bullying incidents in primary and middle schools have provoked widespread public concern in China. In order to form a comprehensive long-term plan to combat bullying in primary and secondary schools, ...

Nearly half of women suffer from sexual harassment on public transport in Shenzhen

Research about the alarmingly high rate of sexual harassment on public transport in Shenzhen was recently released by well-known feminist organization 女权之声 (the Voice of Feminism). The organization managed to collect replies to 433 questionnaires. ...

New website on sex education for children goes online

A new website on sex education for children (xing.cxy61.com), created by the initiator of the Chengxu Yuan Plan (程序媛计划) Chen Bin, went online on the 22nd of December. The Chengxu Yuan Plan is meant to ...

Fundraising project for poor children goes viral on WeChat, attracts criticism

“Find a child who shares the same birthday as you, and wish him/her to grow up happily and healthily”. On the 23rd of December, a fundraising project called “you with the same birthday” (同一天生日的你) went ...