Keyword: civil affairs

Report published on the working conditions of Chinese truck drivers

The first report on Chinese truck drivers was officially released at a press conference in Beijing on April 10th. During the conference the secretary of the Transfar Foundation (传化慈善基金会), Tu Meng, introduced the foundation’s “Chuanhua-Anxin Station” (传化·安心驿站) project on whose basis the report was written. Tu explained that, following the modernization and internationalization of the Chinese economy, the logistics industry has become an important part of the national economy. By 2016 the number of commercial trucks had reached 15 million, with over 20 million truck drivers. The investigation was based on 1779 valid questionnaires collected from 28 provinces throughout China. The report reveals several facts about truck drivers as a group. …read more

The ministries of Civil Affairs and Public Security announce action plan to crack down upon illegal social organizations

On March 28, the ministries of Civil Affairs and Public Security held a video conference, announcing that they would work together on an action plan to crack down upon illegal social organizations. The action plan will be conducted on a national scale from April 1 to December 31, targeted at illegal social organizations branding themselves with names that contain words like ‘China’, ‘Chung Hwa’ and ‘International’, which accumulate profits in the name of the ‘On Belt, One Road’, ‘Military-Civilian Integration’, and ‘Targeted Poverty Alleviation’. It was announced that the action plan will be centered around the banning of a batch of illegal social organizations and the investigation of cases of …read more

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 refers to the 社区, a loose form of neighbourhood units found in China). Communities are in this way supported to provide low-income families, people in dire poverty, empty-nesters, left behind people in rural areas, children in difficulty, the disabled and other people in need with volunteering projects covering daily care, medical care, entertainment, culture and sports, and professional services including psychological counselling, humanistic care, spiritual consolation and mental health care, and guidance on improving the …read more