Friday, April 9, 2010
China received more than 33 billion yuan ($ 4.83 billion U.S.) in donations in 2009, according to a government charity report released April 8, 2010, which was discussed in a story by the Xinhua News Agency. The report, jointly released by the Department of Social Welfare and Promotion of Charities under the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) and the China Charity and Donation Information Center, said donations included more than 22.7 billion yuan in funds and goods worth more than 10.5 billion yuan. Domestic and overseas enterprises were the major donors, contributing more than 13 billion yuan to the total, according to the report. Overseas donations amounted to 4.5 billion yuan. More than 40 percent of the donated funds were for education, a survey showed.