China is­sues guide­line on phi­lan­thropy

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

Char­i­ta­ble do­na­tions in China will be­come tax de­ductible, ac­cord­ing to a guide­line re­leased by the cen­tral gov­ern­ment.

The guide­line, pub­lished by the State Coun­cil, said do­na­tions from abroad to char­i­ties in China could en­joy pref­er­en­tial tar­iff rates. It called for open­ing more do­na­tion chan­nels, em­pha­siz­ing the de­vel­op­ment of In­ter­net phi­lan­thropy. It also called on so­cial forces such as pub­lic in­sti­tu­tions and me­dia out­lets to pro­vide more support for phi­lan­thropy.

Ac­cord­ing to the guide­line, the cen­tral au­thor­i­ties are plan­ning an in­for­ma­tion-shar­ing sys­tem ca­pa­ble of bet­ter co­or­di­nat­ing re­lief ef­forts for gov­ern­ment agen­cies and non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions. China has 85 mil­lion dis­abled peo­ple, 120 mil­lion peo­ple liv­ing un­der the poverty line and 160 mil­lion left-over ru­ral res­i­dents.

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