China has 7,169 registered charity organizations, 172 mln volunteers
2020-10-16 08:10     Source : Xinhua

The total number of registered charity organizations in China stood at 7,169 at the end of June, with 172 million volunteers nationwide, according to a new report.

The report on the enforcement of the Charity Law was submitted on Thursday to the ongoing session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee.

Information on over 3.9 million volunteer projects has been made public, and the volunteers have rendered more than 2.19 billion hours of service in total, said the report.

Online charity activities gathered about 10.8 billion clicks, follows and participators across the country in 2019, according to data from Internet public-fundraising information platforms, the report noted.

According to the results of a survey presented in the report, about 87 percent of respondents have donated money or goods to charitable causes.

In their battle against the COVID-19 epidemic, by the end of June, charity organizations at all levels nationwide had received nearly 39.63 billion yuan (about 5.88 billion U.S. dollars) in donations and 1.09 billion items of urgently needed supplies, according to the report.

It showed that, since 2016, the year the Charity Law was passed, civil affairs authorities at all levels have carried out law-enforcement supervision activities over 279 charity organizations, filing 154 cases and imposing administrative penalties on 105 organizations.

Editor: 谭晶