Rights groups miss out on easing of registration rules for NGOs

Wan Yanhai, Aizhixing Institute's founder. Photo: May Tse

Industry and commerce associations, community-based care groups, charity groups and NGOs promoting scientific research will no longer be required to find a government agency to be their patron before registering for an NGO licence with civil affairs departments, according to a draft rule on social organisations.

Tuesday, 12 March, 2013, 5:08am

On disability services, a government push could go far

On disability services, a government push could go far. Photo: SCMP

Did you notice all the events taking place in Hong Kong last week to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities? No? Me neither.

14 Dec 2012 - 2:49am

Civil society can help China modernise

How civil society can work to ease the turmoil in a modernising China?

While people tend to roll their eyes when they hear a new catchphrase being unveiled by the upper echelons of the Communist Party, it is worth thinking about what the "new modernisations" might mean for the growing role of civil society in China.

1 Dec 2012 - 2:41am

NGOs, activists call for release of detained eco-warrior Liu Futang

 Liu Futang

Twenty-six environmental NGOs and 96 individuals have issued a joint statement calling for the release of environmentalist-blogger Liu Futang, who went on trial in Hainan's provincial capital last week, charged with "illegal business operation" for self-publishing books on environmental conflicts.

17 Oct 2012 - 4:52am 1 comment

NGOs needed in Guangdong as violent robberies rise

NGOs needed in Guangdong as violent robberies rise

Two jobless men stabbed a woman to death outside Shenzhen's police bureau headquarters in just one of a string of recent attacks by disgruntled migrant workers in Guangdong.

18 Aug 2012 - 4:36am

Lending a helping hand can add value to an MBA

It is encouraging to see local business schools lending a hand to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) by providing free services that involve their undergraduates and MBA students.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Welfare directors 'hoarding money'

Social workers seek to rein in boards' powers

A campaign to reform the boards of directors of government-subsidised welfare agencies begins today with a meeting between the director of social welfare and social workers' representatives.

Calls for reform have come as many people in the sector believe the boards wield too much power.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

NGOs win tenders for poverty-relief scheme

Five non-government organisations have won tenders to participate in a one-year-old pilot scheme that allows NGO-government collaboration in state-funded poverty-alleviation projects in Jiangxi province , Xinhua reported yesterday.

20 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Salary cuts in helping profession hurting voluntary sector

Amidst current expenditure cuts in the public and private sectors, employees of some 186 non-governmental organisations (NG0s) have been hard hit by a productivity enhancement exercise.

3 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Agencies still have financial concerns

I refer to your editorial of June 21 headlined, 'Obstacle course'.

10 Jul 2000 - 12:00am