Monday, November 21, 2005

Private charities fighting wealth gap

Private charities fighting wealth gap: "Private charities fighting wealth gap
2005-11-21 Beijing Time
CHINA'S 280,000 nongovernmental charity organizations are playing an important role in improving the balance between the rich and poor, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

The ministry issued a program aimed at developing the country's private charity activities in the next five years, during a national charity conference held in Beijing yesterday.

'With China's economic, cultural and social conditions improving tremendously over recent years, charity is playing an increasingly vital role,' according to the program. "

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