Xinhua reportsthe China Sexology Association (CSA), a non-governmental organization and academic society promoting reproductive health, has received a six-month ban for allegedly receiving profits from group activities. According to the report, the Ministry of Civil Affairs started investigating the group last month and found that it had been engaging in business activities against regulations:
A MCA investigation revealed the association had been carrying out illegal activities beyond its service scope. These included issuing improper product certificates and TV promotions, listing some brands as CSA-supervised or -recommended, and using membership-fee receipts to collect administration overheads and charges in violation of relevant rules.
Since the illegal undertakings were in contravention of the ” Registration Regulation of Social Institutions”, the MCA confiscated all the CSA stamps and certifications in a accordance with the law. The body had no authority to offer certification or approval to companies.
The CSA was founded in 1994 as an academic society and was not allowed to profit from business activities. However, evidence revealed it had taken part in a series of business activities, and even compiled business contracts where it could reap as much as 60to 80 percent in profits from the exercises.