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Charities Aid Foundation

Mainland charities must respect transparency, or suffer

The media spotlight again swung back to the mainland's transparency challenged charitable institutions last week after a citizen journalist exposed a multibillion yuan accounting gap at a government-backed children's foundation.

Sunday, 16 December, 2012, 3:35am

Chinese charity releases records amid money laundering claims

A public charitable foundation released details of its 2011 financial records yesterday in answer to accusations of laundering billions of yuan, but many internet users remained sceptical.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:33am

New transparency rules for charities

New regulations on the management of the nation's charitable foundations were issued yesterday in an effort to enhance transparency and oversight in a sector whose credibility has suffered considerably following a recent series of scandals involving embezzled funds.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Dishonest charity sign-ups targeted

An alliance of 19 organisations has set up a code of conduct to repair damage to their public image caused by the behaviour of overly aggressive or dishonest charity fund-raisers, it said yesterday.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Helping others is par for the course for bankers

One of the most exclusive clubs in the city kept its golf course out of bounds to its own members last Friday.

Only participants of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch's fund-raising effort, the Operation Santa Claus Charity Golf Day, were allowed to set foot on the fairways of the Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Watchdog proposed to check charities

The Law Reform Commission this week will recommend a law to establish a Charities Commission to take charge of the registration and regulation of charitable organisations in Hong Kong.

This comes in response to widespread concerns about the lack of oversight of charities and the ease with which they can be set up and acquire tax-free status.

13 Jun 2011 - 12:00am