[17:06:02 April 27th, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The Provincial Government press briefing is confirmed to be held at 10, April the 28th, 2011. Conditions of the the development of Shandong charity in 2010 and the 2010 Shandong Charity Awards will be issued. Our newsnet will offer you real live broadcast of the briefing then, please pay attention.
[9:36:07 April 28th, 2011] Shandong Newsnet: The briefing is officiated by Kong Fanke, Director of Shandong Communist Party Propaganda Office and Vice director of People’s Government Information Office.
[10:03:09 April 28th, 2011] Kong Fanke: Friends from the press, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
[10:03:44 April 28th, 2011] Kong Fanke: Charity is one of the significant constituent parts of social security system and plays an irreplaceable role in accelerating the social harmony, pushing forward the social civilization and stability. The provincial press briefing is held here today. Mrs. Yang Lili, Deputy Director General of the provincial Civil Affairs Department and Mr. Su Daoyi, Director of the Promotion Organization of the Social Welfare and Charity of provincial Civil Affairs Department, are invited to give us a circular of the development of Shandong charity in 2010 and “Shandong Charity Awards” of the year. Reporters from the central press in Shandong, Hong Kong press branches in Shandong, as well as press directly under the province and main press of Jinan also attend the briefing.
[10:03:50 April 28th, 2011] Kong Fanke: Now I call on Mrs. Yang Lili to give us a brief introduction of the development of Shandong charity in 2010 and “Shandong Charity Awards” of the year.
[10:04:35 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: Friends from the press, good morning.
[10:04:43 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: The provincial press briefing is held here today to give you a circular of the development of Shandong charity in 2010 and “Shandong Charity Awards” of the year. First, on behalf of the provincial Civil Affairs Department, I would like to pay my highest respect to governments, companies and individuals that have been supporting and participating in charity for a long time and extend my sincere gratitude to you the friends from press for your strong public opinion atmosphere support.
[10:04:46 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: First, the charity of our province in 2010 has been developing smoothly and playing a significant role in protecting and improving the people’s livelihood.
[10:04:49 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: In 2010, under the right leadership of the provincial Party Committee and People’s Government, as well as under the support of all walks of society, charity work of our province enjoyed a fast and sound development and took its place in the front ranks of the nation. The development can be reflected in the following aspects. First, the policies related to charity have got a breakthrough. The Provincial Party Committee Office and People’s Government published the Opinions on Speeding Up the Charity Development, which is the first policy document pushing forward the development of charity in our province, and a landmark for the development of charity. The Opinions brings up specific target and policy measures about the charity development, which have significant instructive meaning to the charity development and mark the beginning of the new development stage of charity that has rules to follow and is healthy and ordered. Second, different levels of charity organizations in our province continually keep growing. There are already 70 thousand charity organizations in the whole province. The Charity Federation and Red Cross both established linked and coordinated five-level charity organization net including organizations of province, city, county, town and village. The Charity Aid Foundations also developed a lot as 3 foundations are new established and the total amount reached 20. The charity organization net system combines different businesses, levels and covers both the residents of city and village takes shape preliminarily and this laid a solid foundation for the charity development. Third, our level of raising donations and salvation has been gradually promoting. According to incomplete statistics, donations raised in 2010 by different levels of charity organizations in the whole province reached 1.203 billion yuan. In the salvation of drought of the five provinces of southwest China and earthquake in Yushu especially, charity organization of our province issued initiative in the first time to the society and sent the donated 204 million yuan to the disaster area. This fully demonstrated the traditional virtue of philanthropicminde of our Shandong people. Except for donations, the charity organizations also launched effective relief programs in the field of education, poverty, the aged, the disabled and health, according to the principle of “the most considered of the party and government and the most required of the people”. In 2010, 688 million yuan are donated to benefit 1142 thousand people in straitened circumstances. Four, the volunteers increased a lot in 2010. At present, there are 5715 volunteer organizations under the charity system which including 177 thousand registered volunteers. The registered volunteers of the Red Cross reached 216 thousand and they have been the significant power pushing forward charity development.
[10:04:57 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: In order to reward advanced institutions and individuals contribute to the Shandong charity of 2010 and promote the fast and sound development of our charity work, the provincial Civil Affairs Department decided to launch the Shandong Charity Awards of 2010.
[10:08:08 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: Second, the awards settings and selection of 2010 Shandong Charity Awards.
[10:08:24 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: First, the awards settings. There are 4 awards which are separately “Most Caring Business”, “Most Caring Charitable Donation Individual”, “Most Caring Philanthropy Model” and “Most Powerful Charitable Program”.
[10:08:28 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: Second, the candidates and the necessary conditions. The selection scope is individuals, organizations and charity programs that have launched charity activity and received great achievement. The “Most Caring Charitable Donation Individual” should have donated over 1 million yuan in 2010 and the “Most Caring Business” should have donated over 5 million yuan. The “Most Caring Philanthropy Model” can be individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contribution in charity that affects the society a lot and has been reported by provincial or national press. The “Most Powerful Charitable Program” should be innovative programs in 2010 worth to be popularized.
[10:08:32 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: Third, the selection procedures. In order to insure the selection can be smooth, the provincial Civil Affairs Department published the Notice of the Selection of 2010 China Charity Awards and Shandong Charity Awards in February the 24th, 2011. Institutions, companies and individuals can recommend themselves to the provincial Civil Affairs Department. Related institutions select the preliminary assessment of the review committee and through the collective research of the party organization of the provincial Civil Affairs Department, lists of the awarded institutions and individuals will be published. If there is no objection, the awards will be launched. At last, 49 winners of “Shandong Charity Awards” are now nominated, including 17 “Most Caring Business”, 7 “Most Caring Charitable Donation Individual”, 5 “Most Caring Philanthropy Model” and 20 “Most Powerful Charitable Program”.
[10:08:32 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: Fourth, the reward. The provincial Civil Affairs Department will circulate a notice to reward individuals, institutions and charity programs that have been nominated. The award presentation ceremony of the “Shandong Charity Awards” 2010 will be hold in the middle of May. Provincial leaders will be invited to give prize to the nominated. The ceremony is one of the most significant events for us to pushing forward the charity development.
[10:13:31 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: Third, charity is the honored work for us to improve the people’s livelihood and promote the social harmony and it needs all walks of society to participate in and support it. I hope that the press can take the award as an opportunity to further enhancing the propaganda of charity and develop and expand the traditional virtue of our people.
[10:13:38 April 28th, 2011] Yang Lili: Thank you.
[10:28:37 April 28th, 2011] Kong Fanke: Friends from the press, the charity work of our province in developing fast and is playing a significant role in accelerating the social harmony, pushing forward the social civilization and stability. We hope that you press can give a full report of this press conference and make good atmosphere in the society to make the public understand and support the charity work.
[10:28:42 April 28th, 2011] Kong Fanke: That’s the end of the briefing. Thank you.