Stan­dards set for on­line fundrais­ing

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - POLICY REVIEW -

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.

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