China to make law on philanthropy

Updated: 2011-10-29 22:47


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BEIJING - China will make law on philanthropy, according to the national legislature on Saturday.

The legislation of philanthropy has been listed on the legislative agenda of the 11th National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee and the legislative plan of 2011, according to a report adpoted by the NPC Standing Committee at their just-ended bimonthly session.

The Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council is reviewing a draft submitted by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, with focuses on fostering philanthropic organizations, soliciting contributions, supervision and tax preferences.

Some deputies to the NPC proposed the legislation of philanthropy during the annual legislative session in March. Some deputies proposed legislation on soliciting contributions.

The NPC's Committee for Internal and Judicial Affairs agreed with the Ministry of Civil Affairs on that it was unneccessary to make a law on soliciting contributions, since it had been included in the draft law on philanthropy.