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  1. 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 ...

  2. NGO fined heavily for tax breaches

    Posted Jul 17th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... for tax violations, raising fears among other organisations that they might also face such treatment. The hefty fines underscore the plight of many mainland NGOs forced to register as for-profit ... or government-backed agency, before it can legally register with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. The rest, some of them branches of international NGOs, must register with authorities and pay taxes, ...

  3. Charity's audit report falls flat

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on donations, but the move fails to dispel deep-rooted scepticism towards officially sanctioned NGOs. In its audit report for 2010, the charity says it had 48 employees earning an average of about ... of administrative fees it charged on donations, and that government-backed NGOs were special as they also received state funds to cover administrative spending and their employees were treated as civil ...

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    China's cities narrow gap with West in global survey

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Thomas Lam

    ... and opinion, identifying where power is held and influence exercised. Our ranking includes the number of headquarters for national political organisations and international NGOs, together ...

  5. Donations fall 80pc in wake of scandals

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... groups are in trouble. It is good that we have spotted the problems and come up with remedial measures, which is the only way to create a better working environment for the NGOs ...

  6. Drivers urged to stay off Beijing streets

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Car owners should stop driving or drive less during the 'Good Luck Beijing' Olympic test events to improve traffic and air quality, an open letter in Beijing newspapers said. More than 500 auto clubs, environmental NGOs, businesses and government agencies signed the letter, which echoes the city's government's appeal on Friday. 'We call ...

  7. Tarred and feathered for roast duck secrets

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Ministry of Civil Affairs closed 63 NGOs for the same reason, Xinhua said. ...

  8. Firm hired primary students

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A company in Dongguan, Guangdong, has sub-contracted product labelling orders to a workshop which hired primary school students to do the work. The company- Lekit Stationery, which has Taiwanese investment- was among the four companies named in a report by Playfair 2008, an international alliance of trade unions and NGOs, as using child labour to make Olympic ...

  9. Beijing's silence an ominous signal

    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... NGOs, journalists and artists'. Beijing was trying to 'roll back the progress made by Chinese civil society over the past decade', he said. Famed painter Chen Danqing, a close ...

  10. Lawyer recovers from setback in women's rights

    Posted Jun 06th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and a parallel gathering of women's NGOs. I was struck by the compassion, vigour, challenges and social responsibility in NGO work. Three months later, when I was about to be promoted to deputy ... to solicit support for a retrial, but we didn't. Instead we have proposed an overhaul of the petition system. What prospects do NGOs such as the women's legal aid centre have? ...




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