Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Charity laws need overhaul

Charity laws need overhaul: "Charity laws need overhaul
China Daily Updated: 2005-01-15 07:48
The tsunami disaster has made evident the need for a complete set of charity laws, says a commentary in the Legal Daily. An excerpt follows:
The high-calibre of humanitarian aid and generous donations by Chinese people to tsunami-afflicted countries fully exemplifies our traditional virtue of being a helpful neighbour.
Yet, there are still some out-of-tune notes that assault the ears. A bogus China Charity Federation website and hoax short messages were used to defraud public money under the guise of 'tsunami donations.' A backlash against these immoral money-making measures was provoked nationwide, and the call for improvements of laws on charitable donations has rung loud and more urgent. "


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