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  1. As new community fund remains short of target, NGOs fear fight for cash

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Tanna Chong

    ... example, a grocery store owner may want to donate.' While some charities are worried that the new fund will compete with NGOs for donations from the public, he said donors should dig out more from their pockets. 'We will write a round of letters to companies,' he said. 'An emphasis is that what they contribute should be additional to what they pay to NGOs ...

  2. NGOs say they adapt to survive in China

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to deserve such treatment and what it means for other NGOs on the mainland. NGO activists have long described the environment for survival on the mainland as 'precarious' since most ... of The Charitarian, a magazine on China's charity work and corporate social responsibility. 'Governing NGOs is still a new thing for the Chinese government, and currently the relationship is still ...

  3. NGOs must reassure Beijing that they do not seek a political role

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... main concern is to maintain stability. However, some 2,000 unregistered NGOs in the country have all along been struggling for survival because of the stringent registration requirements that are imposed on them. Some NGOs have been closed down under the pretext of illegal association, tax evasion and conducting unauthorised surveys. The recent tightening of procedures for sending foreign ...

  4. Beijing should support, not suppress, NGOs

    Posted May 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... against ignorance and discrimination, and to the proper treatment for HIV/Aids sufferers. NGOs working in the field offer a way around the biases and governments have taken it by supporting them and co-operating with their efforts. Sadly, mainland authorities see these NGOs in a different light. A prominent HIV/Aids advocacy group, the Aizhixing Institute, is concerned it will be forced to close ...

  5. Global trade spurs tie-ups with NGOs

    Posted Jul 22nd 2010, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... development'. And a handful of local enterprises, such as China Mobile, are delivering a consistent, sustainable CSR model. Ho notes, however, that strict government regulation of NGOs could hamper ... had reached 230,000 by the end of 2008. However, scholars estimate the number of NGOs at three million if you include those operating without a licence or with a business licence. But Ho said ...

  6. NGOs fight uphill battle as Beijing tightens the screws

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... that operated independently of the government. From disaster relief to legal aid work and advocating the rights of those on the margins of society, mainland NGOs are playing an increasingly prominent ... and fire departments, its director, Wan Yanhai, left the country this month. According to academics' estimates, some 90 per cent of mainland NGOs lack legal status because Beijing does ...

  7. Beijing tightens rules on foreign funding of NGOs

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... will threaten the survival of the mainland's fledgling civil society. Under regulations that came into effect this month, independent NGOs that accept donations from overseas donors face more scrutiny than ever. The central government refuses to allow independent NGOs to register as non-profit organisations, so most are forced to register as companies and are liable to pay tax. But now ...

  8. NGOs best hope on HIV, so lay off, Beijing told

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui If China intends to control the spread of Aids, then squeezing NGOs is only hampering the cause, analysts say, because they can reach high-risk HIV/Aids groups who normally ... is not a public one and very difficult to reach. Government employees can't get access, so it's only NGOs who can do the job.' He said a high-risk subgroup not getting any help were Uygur ...

  9. NGOs fear tighter state curbs after university cuts links

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sad for the future of public interest lawyers in China, and the future of NGOs.' The centre was set up in 1995 and has handled more than 70,000 women's rights cases, including 2,600 ...

  10. Events

    Posted Mar 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Shanghai Expo- What's happening and how you can use it to promote your business'. Hong Kong Club. American Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Integrating NGOs into your business plan and maximising the financial benefits'. Bank of America Tower. Joint luncheon with Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. HKCEC. ...




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