Standards set for online fundraising
their real names and sign service agreements. In addition, bike-sharing companies are prohibited from offering services to children younger than 12. The Ministry of Transport released a draft version of the guidelines in May to solicit public opinion, receiving 780 suggestions. About 70 companies are providing such services in China, and they have more than 16 million bicycles and attract more than 130 million users, according to the Ministry of Transport. up in regions populated by more than 300,000 people and a significant number of children with disabilities, the document said. The plan said that district and county governments should clarify the information of school-age children with disabilities and ensure compulsory education for them at special education schools, regular schools, child welfare organizations or through home-schooling. The document said more funding will be given to children with disabilities and encouraged NGOs to provide special education to deprived children. About 124,000 of these children have been enrolled into schools since 2014 when the first such plan took effect, 34 percent higher than those in 2013, which demonstrated the progress China has made to enhance welfare for the group. banned from tutoring students during the summer vacation, particularly classes that charge fees, the notice said. Schools found violating the rule will be punished by local educational authorities. The notice called on parents to be prudent in signing up for tutoring classes for their children outside school and steer them to spend their vacation in a rational way. The ministry also encouraged students to do more reading and voluntary work to experience different lives as a way of enriching their extracurricular schedules. The Ministry of Civil Affairs released technical and management standards for charity organizations to raise money using online fundraising platforms, which took effect on Tuesday. The standards showed that officially-approved charity organizations can raise funds via online platforms, while other organizations, individuals and platform providers are forbidden from online fundraising. In addition, these platforms are not allowed to publish fundraising information initiated by ineligible organizations and individuals. roaming charges for cellphone users on Sept 1. China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile made the announcement on July 27 via their official micro blogs. The move is one month earlier than expected, as Premier Li Keqiang announced in March cutting roaming charges for domestic phone calls and reducing charges for those made overseas by October.