Keyword: Social Organizaiton

Social organizations promoting poverty alleviation

A report was recently published by the Xinhua News Agency, stating that until February 9 the number of registered social organizations had exceeded 816,000, and there were 2300 social organizations registered under the Ministry of Civil Affairs according to the National Social Organization Data System. With the rapid development of social organizations in China and the active promotion carried out by various departments at all government levels, a large number of social organizations have proactively engaged in poverty alleviation and become an important force. The Ministry of Civil Affairs has established a leading group to guide social organizations to support poverty alleviation in deeply impoverished areas. It has organized 180 …read more

MCA publishes list of suspected illegal organizations

MCA publishes list of suspected illegal organizations

On March 30th, the Social Organizations Management Bureau of the Ministry of Civil Affairs released a list of suspected illegal organizations that have not registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. 22 social organizations have been put on the list, including the “Chinese Naval History Research Association”, the “China Environmental Internet and Big Data Industry Federation” and the “Chinese Children’s Linguistic Arts Performing Exchanges Association”. According to the Social Organizations’ Management Bureau, when joining a social organization or participating in or collaborating with one, all citizens, enterprises, institutions or other organizations can log in to the China Social Organizations website (the official website of the Social Organizations’ Management Bureau, ) or …read more

MCA publishes new online database on laws and regulations for social organizations

MCA publishes new online database on laws and regulations for social organizations

The China Social Organizations website (operated by the Social Organizations Management Bureau of the Ministry of Civil Affairs) has launched a column on policies and regulations, collecting the regulations on social organizations and creating a database. This facilitates the access to social policies for social organizations. The database classifies the policies and regulations according to the type of registration, sector and structure. Currently 24 laws and regulations have been collected on charitable projects. The earliest among them is the Welfare Donations Law of the People’s Republic of China, dating back to 1999. 51 laws and policies concerning finance and tax regulations have also been included into the database, since the regulations on …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

Public interest litigations a source of debate in CPPCC annual session

The annual session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China’s prime political advisory body, ended two weeks ago. In this year’s session, a number of CPPCC members made reference to the system of public interest litigations. According to China’s revised Environmental Protection Law, environmental organizations are currently allowed to bring public interest litigation against organizations or companies accused of causing pollution or environmental harm. Procuratorates also have the ability to file public interest lawsuits against any act that compromises public rights and interests in the fields of environmental protection and food and drug safety. Below we have summarized a few of the proposals by CPPCC members related to …read more

Thousands of social organizations received administrative sanctions last year

Thousands of social organizations received administrative sanctions last year

The China Youth Care Foundation was given an administrative sanction last month by the Ministry of Civil Affairs for unjustified fundraising and spending. As a result, the activities of the Foundation were suspended for a month. It has also been announced on the official website of the Ministry of Civil Affairs that the registration of the Haiyang Charity Foundation will be canceled, due to the fact that it has failed to take the prescribed annual examination for two years in a row. The Department of Civil Affairs of Sichuan Province also decided to give administrative sanctions to 109 social organizations which refused or avoided their annual examinations. According to statistics released by …read more

Should the Chinese government pull out of poverty alleviation?

Editor’s note: this is a summary of an article published by the China Philanthropy Times, which argues that the state should not get involved directly in poverty alleviation efforts, but rather harness the power of civil society. The Chinese government has recently pooled great efforts into purchasing public services, but these efforts have mostly been located in the large and medium-sized cities in developed areas. What’s more this practice has not been fully implemented, mainly because a large amount of the relevant poverty alleviation funds haven’t been leveraged. As the 2015 audit report by China’s Auditing Administration announced, out of the 5.013 billion yuan which composed the special fund for poverty …read more

New regulation on the salaries of Chinese social organizations released

China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs recently released the “advice on strengthening and improving the salary management of social organizations in China” (hereinafter referred to as the advice). The newly released legislation designs a salary management system for China’s social organizations and clarifies the salary standards. Most of China’s social organizations have until now adopted a single salary system, differentiating their staff’s levels of retribution mainly according to their ranking. This has led to a certain level of irrationality in income distribution. The advice stipulates that social organizations should establish a salary management system and incorporate it into the policy making of the meeting of members (representatives) or of the board of …read more