Latest News:  
Beijing   Heavy rain/Thundershower    27 / 23 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Red Cross vows to regain its credibility

By Liu Linlin (Global Times)

08:19, August 03, 2012

The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) promised more transparency on Thursday with detailed measures to improve its credibility and regain the public's trust, which were endangered following last year's online scandal.

The RCSC made the vow after the State Council issued guidelines to encourage the RCSC to boost its transparency.

"It takes great courage to disclose information to the public," Zhao Baige, executive vice president of the RCSC, told a press conference, admitting a lack of communication with the public and loopholes in its governance mechanisms.

The press conference received a mixed response among Web Users on Sina Weibo. Some believe the promises were convincing but most continued to express anger and suggested the organization remained rife with corruption.

The RCSC came under fire in 2011 during the infamous "Guo Meimei" affair. The young woman boasted on her microblog that she lived a lavish lifestyle and she worked for an organization under the RCSC. Her posting drew widespread complaints about the organization, even after it showed it had no connection to Guo.

The incident, which many felt was poorly handled by the RCSC, triggered calls for greater scrutiny over charitable organizations. Donations to the RCSC dropped dramatically.

Zhao admitted that the scandal had damaged the organization's reputation, and vowed widespread reforms.

Zhao said a new computerized information system will be established to boost the organization's transparency. It will include public information on the distribution of donations, the RCSC's human resources and detailed financial information.

【1】 【2】


Warning:Products to be careful of News we recommend
Porsche to recall 72 Panamera in China Infants' drinking cups fail inspection  Cockroaches in box of Carrefour's drinking
Volkswagen recalls 46 Beetle models in US  TwoBebes infant formula contaminated Main ingredient of Evian toner is water
Apple, how can you forgive yourself Auchan blacklisted for unqualified foods Ford to recall more than Escape SUVs

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:梁军、马茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Chinese frigate begins goodwill visit to Romania

  2. Blackout afflicts 600 million Indians

  3. China will maintain labor cost advantage in foreseeable future

  4. Performance at opening ceremony of Silk Road Tourism Festival

  5. So cute! Greedy hamsters

  6. Fascinating scenery captured by Mike Brandt

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. US sanctions on China's bank ridiculous
  2. Editorial: Do business, not politics
  3. Arrival of Chinese fleet rattles EU
  4. India’s blackout offers lesson to China
  5. Editorial: For a stronger private sector
  6. India's sea oil push politically motivated
  7. Rare earth regulation justified
  8. How to improve China's tourism industry
  9. S. China Sea issue, where is Philippines’ restraint?
  10. On right track for growth model change

What's happening in China

Pearl River swim a Chinese baptism for expats

  1. Typhoon Damrey lands in E China
  2. Woman awakens after she's declared dead
  3. McKinsey launches leadership institute in Beijing
  4. Foreign prostitutes solicit customers in Beijing
  5. 21 killed in Xinjiang mudslide

China Features

  1. Why Hollywood favores China's actresses?
  2. Dongfeng Honda to recall 76,000 CR-Vs
  3. How to protect yourself during heavy rainstorms?
  4. Are synthetic drugs toxic?
  5. Amway vitamin C tablets short in weight

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai