Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny/Cloudy    2 / -4   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Society

Online info platform a must for local charities

By Du Qiongfang (Global Times)

09:41, December 21, 2011

A city draft of the first attempt to regulate charity donations on the Chinese mainland was submitted to Shanghai authorities yesterday, with the aim of creating a more credible, transparent and competitive system, said the Shanghai civil affairs bureau.

It seeks to form a unified online information platform to publicize fundraising details from charity organizations in the city, which would be subject to supervision by the bureau and related authorities.

Jiang Chuanguang, deputy dean of Law and Politics College at Shanghai Normal University, said the need for such a platform is necessary to encourage more people to give.

He pointed to a study released by his school earlier this year, which said that 44 percent of those surveyed were unwilling to donate to charities because they were unsure of how their money would be spent.

Currently, less than 30 percent of the city's charitable organizations have independent websites to inform people of how donations are used, but if this were mandatory, a greater number of people may be convinced to give, said Jiang.

"Such a platform would enable donors to see where their money goes, which would make charities more accountable and prevent them from simply collecting money from the public in the name of charity," he told the Global Times yesterday.

The draft also stipulates that charities be required to release annual audit records by June 30, and that people receive a response within 10 working days of making an inquiry regarding their donation.

But, more than just annual audits should be disclosed, said Jiang. He suggested that the allocation of all donation funds be published to further transparency.

 
 
 
 
We Recommend
 
 
 

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:梁军)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Liyuan Garden in Wuxi

  2. APF emergency rescue team established

  3. Beautiful icefalls along Yellow River

  4. Japan picks F-35 as next-generation fighter

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. To whom does Pacific Century belong?
  2. Few family businesses hire professional managers
  3. US media hypes 'cyber Cold War'
  4. Farmers find city life unfair: report
  5. Soccer bribe trials chance to clean up sport's legacy
  6. Euro zone makes progress in systemic reforms
  7. Weibo regulations a step on the right path
  8. Real names on Weibo points to progress
  9. China's foreign policy not a matter of tough vs. soft
  10. Growth moderation not "bad thing" for China

What's happening in China

Talented farmers start own calligraphy business

  1. New microblog rules confound companies
  2. Baidu Inc expands into mobile Internet market
  3. Judicial decision to protect intellectual property
  4. Oil pipeline leak may take months to fix
  5. Ex-railway official's US home cost over 7m yuan

PD Online Data

  1. Legends of Mid-Autumn Festival
  2. Modern Mooncakes
  3. Regional Varieties of Mooncakes
  4. Traditional Mooncakes
  5. History of Mooncakes