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China's registered volunteers exceed 28 mln

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-17 16:07

BEIJING - China has 28.25 million registered volunteers and more than 240,000 volunteer service organizations, according to the China Volunteer Service Federation (CVSF).

By 2020, the number of registered volunteers will account for 13 percent of the total population, said the country's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).

The federation's president, Liu Qi, said that the CVSF will train more professional volunteers and improve online services.

Approved by the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the federation was established in December 2013. It is a national, non-profit social organization.

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