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China Red Cross insists dying patient must complete body donation forms in person

A representative from the Red Cross Society of China visits Zhang Qi in the hospital. Photo: Screenshot via

The Red Cross Society of China has come under fire for asking a dying patient to visit their office in person to fill out body donation forms.

Thursday, 14 November, 2013, 7:30pm 5 comments

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14 Jun 2013 - 2:50am

China Red Cross donations in doubt after new figures show discrepancies

A man donates money to the Red Cross in Dongguan Great Mosque in Xining, capital of northwest China's Qinghai province. Photo: Xinhua

A public outcry against missing donations by the Red Cross Society of China has morphed into subdued scepticism after the Ministry of Civil Affairs reviewed figures at the weekend that indicated considerable amount of funds had disappeared. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Party papers remark on Hong Kong quake donation furore

Wong Yuk-man's words at the Legco's Finance Committee meeting had attracted more than two million views on Chinese video portal Photo: Felix Wong

Two Communist Party mouthpieces yesterday reported the controversy in Hong Kong over the HK$100 million donation to earthquake victims in Sichuan - pointing the finger at the Red Cross Society of China.

7 May 2013 - 6:12am 4 comments

More transparency vital to restoring faith in Chinese charities

Guo Meimei

Internationally, there are few charities as venerable and respected as the Red Cross. On the mainland, though, the organisation is distrusted, in part for being closely tied to the government, but mostly due to the microblog boasts two years ago of a young woman named Guo Meimei, who appeared to be an employee with extravagant tastes. Although the organisation has denied any connection, it has been unable to repair the damage or change perceptions that it mishandles donations. Regaining trust is not about pledges and promises, but genuine transparency and accountability.

6 May 2013 - 2:55am 1 comment

Hong Kong Red Cross vows to monitor use of Yaan quake donations

Hong Kong Red Cross vows to monitor use of Yaan quake donations. Photo: Nora Tam

The Hong Kong Red Cross has promised to monitor the use of the HK$12 million it has received in donations to help survivors of last month's earthquake in Sichuan province.

5 May 2013 - 6:20am 1 comment

People's Daily slammed for defending China Red Cross

The scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China has received little more than half of the donations to aid earthquake-stricken Sichuan. Photo: Xinhua

Party mouthpiece People’s Daily drew heat from internet users on Tuesday for publishing a front page editorial defending the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China and dismissing online public opinion as not reflecting “actual public opinion”.

30 Apr 2013 - 6:21pm

Red Cross Society of China sees smaller share of donations after quake

People displaced by the April 20 earthquake in Sichuan watch television near their tents in Lushan county's Longmen township. Photo: Reuters

The scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China has received little more than half of the donations to aid earthquake relief in Sichuan last week - a much smaller share than the government's premier charity has raised in the past.

29 Apr 2013 - 5:22am 1 comment

CUHK student pleads for first lady Peng Liyuan to save China Red Cross

Wife of China's President Xi Jinping, former famous Chinese singer Peng Liyuan waves as she disembarks from her plane as she and Xi arrived at Moscow's airport. Photo: EPA

Please save the Red Cross Society of China, a mainland student in Hong Kong wrote in an open letter to Peng Liyuan, urging China's first lady to take over the beleaguered charity as chairwoman.

24 Apr 2013 - 5:02pm 1 comment

Briefs, January 5, 2013

The Chinese government's special envoy, Zhang Zhijun, will visit South Korea from Wednesday to Friday, said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Zhang, who is also a deputy foreign minister, will have talks with South Korean officials on bilateral ties and issues of common concern. Xinhua

5 Jan 2013 - 4:40am

Reform move brings Red Cross no relief from disaster

Red Cross Society of China

The decision by the to scale back plans for new, more modern branches has underscored concern about the slow pace of reform at the government-run charity. Still reeling from a series of scandals last year, the RCSC last week announced two new branches which will have the facility to be able to track donations electronically and make more information available to the public.

12 Nov 2012 - 9:40am

Red Cross set to ask ministers for help

The Red Cross Society of China is set to ask for help from the State Council to launch major reforms in a desperate move to restore public confidence and donations after it was hit by a series of scandals - but the proposal has met strong resistance from its provincial branches.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Red Cross hit by another claim of funds misuse

The scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China, the mainland's biggest charitable organisation, is embroiled in yet another controversy, accused of holding up the bulk of funds earmarked for Chinese forced to work in Japanese internment camps during the second world war.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Charity's audit report falls flat

The government-backed China Charity Federation issued a belated audit report on Tuesday that details salary levels and administrative fees it charges on donations, but the move fails to dispel deep-rooted scepticism towards officially sanctioned NGOs.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Red Cross health project 'a scam to sell insurance'

The main mission of a charity project run by the scandal-plagued Red Cross Society of China was to sell insurance, state media reported.

Most volunteers at Red Cross community service stations - called 'Bo Ai', or 'Big Love' - in Beijing were salesmen from China Life, the leading insurance company, according to News Probe, a show on Central China Television.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am