Philanthropic donations reach 70 billion yuan in China

10:24, April 27, 2011      

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The "2011 Philanthropy Blue Book" was released in Beijing on April 26, and revealed that the total amount of Chinese social charitable donations reached 70 billion yuan in 2010, showing a significant increase compared with 54.2 billion yuan in 2009.

Incomplete statistics show that the amount of public welfare funds raise through issuing lottery tickets reached 48.9 billion yuan in 2010, an increase of nearly 6 percent compared with 46.3 billion yuan in 2009. Therefore, the total amount of Chinese social donations and lottery public welfare funds reached 118.9 billion yuan in 2010.

The number of philanthropic organizations in China also significantly increased in 2010. Statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs show that the number of various social organizations in China increased from 431,000 in 2009 to 439,000 in 2010. The number of foundations increased from 1,843 to 2,168, the number of social groups reached 243,000, and the number of private non-enterprise units reached 195,000. Furthermore, the number of private foundations also showed a relative increase and is basically equal to the number of public foundations.

The blue book pointed out that China continues to improve the construction of charitable policies and regulations and has previously issued promotional regulations for philanthropy and fundraising regulations in provinces such as Jiangsu and Hunan. This has played a positive demonstration for other regions and is also the practice and examination for the national charity legislation.

The blue book analyzed that China's modern philanthropy is still young and faces the transition from the traditional model of philanthropy to the modern model. China is expected to further construct charity culture with Chinese characteristics and further improve the mechanism of the government promoting the development of philanthropy to enhance the ensuing force of promoting the development of China's philanthropy.

By People's Daily Online

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