Monday, September 23, 2013

China Donations Down Because Of Scandals

by Gary Snyder

The donations from home and abroad made in China were down for the second year according to the China Charity and Donation Information Center (CCDIC) report.

The center's statistics showed that the total amount donated is down 18.1 percent from the previous year. An official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, attributed the dip, in part, because of the lingering "public trust crisis" toward the country's charity sector.

The reputation of charity groups, especially the Red Cross Society of China, took a major hit in 2011 when a woman calling herself Guo Meimei used social media to claim she managed an organization under the charity and openly flaunted her wealth and extravagant lifestyle.

The incident and ensuing scandals among its local branches over the past year have triggered public concern about embezzlement and improper management within the charity.


The CCDIC is an organization sponsored by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and has researched charity donations and issued annual reports since 2008.



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