How Many NGOs Are There Really in China?
Observers often speak of hundreds of thousands or even millions of NGOs scattered across the country. But what basis do these estimates have?
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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 meeting. A report from the “Charity Times” (公益时报), China’s most respected publication on the philanthropic sector, summarized eight points from the work report which will have a significant impact on the development of the philanthropical sector. 1. Social forces will receive more attention. The report mentions “supporting the social forces to increase the supply of non-basic public services” for the first time. The reason is clearly that, due to the heavy pressure on the balance …read more
On the first of August the Ministry of Civil Affairs published the Regulation on the Registration and Administration of Social Organizations (Revised Draft to Solicit Feedback), with the aim of collecting public opinions and comments. The deadline to provide feedback is August 21. As compared to the original, the revised version of the draft (hereafter referred to as the Revised Draft) contains seven significant changes that are listed below. First of all, the founders should be representative and responsible. The Revised Draft stipulates that there should be at least ten sponsors in a national social group, and five sponsors in a local one. The founder should be a member of the social …read more
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