Good news for Chinese NGOs: Chinese NGOs may soon be able to register without a supervising government agency, according to the Global Times. The article also says the government will enlist NGOs to do more services.
Beijing #1 in Giving: Beijing came in at the top of China’s first ranking of most charitable cities with Shenzhen in second. The report looked at giving from 2008-2009 during which time Beijingers gave RMB ¥1.84 billion (US $284.21 million). Per capita, Shenzhen came in first.
First Public Foundation for CP Kids: China’s social sector is full of first, and this week saw the announcement of the first public foundation for children with cerebral palsy called The Brain Rehabilitation Fund. According to Xinhua, “the fund aims to relieve the burden of affected families by providing financial assistance and training so parents are able to do the therapy at home. In addition, the fund hopes to reduce the incidence of cerebral palsy by publicizing preventative measures to thwart the disease.”
China’s Philanthropy Museum: An unusual museum is in the works—a US $41 million museum of philanthropy in Nantong, Jiangsu. Paul French discusses…