On this page the China Center keeps you up to date on the situation of the religions and of the Christian Churches in China.
On this page you will find selected articles which focus on charities of the religions in China. These charitable activities juridically fall under the charity law (cishanfa 慈善法) which, inter alia, deals with the characteristics of charitable organizations and with the rules for the collecting of charitable donations. Furthermore, government guidelines concerning charitable activities of religious circles dated February 16, 2012 were issued.
John B. Zhang
Chancen und Herausforderungen in der neuen Situation PDF
Gemeinnützigkeitsgesetz der Volksrepublik China
中华人民共和国慈善法 (01.09.2016) PDF
Ansichten zur Ermutigung der religiösen Kreise zur Durchführung von Wohltätigkeitsaktivitäten und zu deren Regulierung
关于鼓励和规范宗教界从事公益慈善活动 的意见 (16.02.2012) PDF
Here you will find several articles concerning the activities of the Catholic Church and of faith-based NGOs in the areas of charity and social services which range from disaster relief to the care for the elderly in China by community-based services.
“Walk before you can run”
The Catholic Church and the Care of China’s Elderly PDF
John B. Zhang
Walking in Love and Service Together with China and the Chinese Church PDF
In order for the China-Zentrum to continue promoting encounters and exchange between the cultures and religions of the West and China, and to continue publishing the journal China heute as well as the e-journal Religions & Christianity in Today’s China, we are in need of financial support.