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China marks its first Charity Day

HONG KONG (SE): China celebrated its newly-proclaimed Charity Law on September 5 with a three-day Charity Fair in Beijing attracting charitable organisations from the capital, as well as neighbouring Tianjin and Hebei.

An official from the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau, Yang Liping, was quoted by Xinhua as saying, “The fair is an exchange and cooperation platform for charity groups to share and pool their information and resources.”

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Charity law will squeeze human rights work

HONG KONG (SE): The controversial Charities Law was passed by the National People’s Congress in China on March 16 and is set to take effect on September 1.

The law will restrict the ability of groups to raise money to government-approved charities and their proposed activities for the coming year must receive government approval.

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Caritas Bazaar season opens at Victoria Park
Hong Kong (SE): Around 18,000 visitors packed into Victoria Park, Causeway Bay, as Caritas-Hong Kong kicked off its annual season of charity bazaars on November 1.
 
John Cardinal Tong Hon, the bishop of Hong Kong, and Bishop Michael Yeung Ming-chueng were joined at the ribbon-cutting ceremony by the chief secretary for administration in Hong Kong, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, and deputy chief executive of ICBC (Asia), Leung Ming-hym. 
 
A second bazaar was held concurrently in Tuen Mun, the New Territories.
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Running for the life of charity

 

BEIJING (SE): “Come on sisters, run for the charitable outreach of the Church,” a loud voice cried from the sidelines of the Beijing International Marathon on November 27, as 80 sisters took to the streets with 30,000 other contestants to raise awareness of the beauty of reaching out to those in need.

Fides reported that the sisters came from 16 provinces and advertised 30 different charities during the gruelling run.

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