Ministry of Civil Affairs

Minister ignores reporter's question about dead pigs

There are two types of funeral services; the basic funeral service and the selective funeral service. Photo: AFP

Civil Affairs Minister Li Liguo probably knew he would have to answer questions this week about how 6,000 dead and bloated pigs ended up floating in a river in Shanghai.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 8:14am 1 comment

Reins tighten after donations drop

The central government plans to bolster oversight of charitable groups on the mainland after donations to the scandal-ridden sector plunged by more than 80 per cent in the past two months.

28 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

New auditing mechanism to vet charities

The central government plans to introduce independent auditing of charities following a scandal involving the Red Cross Society of China. The scandal has caused suspicions about philanthropic and non-governmental organisations working on the mainland.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fines sought to curb speculation on graves

Authorities are considering imposing hefty fines on cemetery operators who sell tombs without receiving a death certificate for the deceased, to curb runaway speculation on burial land.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:12pm

Removing stumbling blocks for NGOs welcome

For non-governmental organisations operating on the mainland, the road to official status is often long and winding. Many prefer to exist in a legal grey zone rather than submit to the government requirements of the registration process.

19 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Basic allowance 'goes to 19m urban jobless'

Beijing claimed yesterday it had met its target of providing a basic living allowance to more than 19 million urban jobless who have been out of work for more than five years, Xinhua reported.

It would be the first time China had paid the allowance to all the urban needy, it said.

20 Jul 2002 - 12:00am