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Gansu Red Cross: Water for Quake Victims Was Donated

In response to online criticism that the Red Cross Society of China had exaggerated the expense for water it provided to quake-hit areas of Gansu province, the charity’s Gansu branch director confirmed on Wednesday that...

As Red Cross Probe Stumbles, Critics See Red

In response to widespread public distrust in the Red Cross Society of China after the 2011 Guo Meimei scandal and accusations of disaster relief fund mismanagement during the 6.6Mw Sichuan earthquake in April, a special...

Chinese Nonprofits Survive and Thrive

The non-profit sector in China has always been tightly regulated, and civil groups are required to register with a government sponsor. However, Christina Larson reports for Business Week that the number of non-profits and their...

Discrepant Data Garners More Distrust for Red Cross

In 2011, Guo Meimei scandalized the name of the Red Cross Society of China at a time when many were already suspicious about the humanitarian NGO’s management of funds. After the devastating 6.6Mw earthquake hit Sichuan...

Name of the Week: Guo Meimei

The Word of the Week comes from China Digital Space’s Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and frequently encountered in online political discussions. These are the words of China’s online...

Ministry of Truth: Red Cross, Mysterious Death

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Central Propaganda Department: The media are not to republish, report, or comment on foreign media...

Netizen Voices: After Quake, Poem for Red Cross

Chinese netizens have not forgotten Guo Meimei, the young woman who showed off designer handbags and flashy cars on Weibo in 2011, then claimed she was the “general manager of Red Cross commerce.” Though plagued by previous...

67 Killed, 100,000 Displaced by Yunnan Quakes

Two earthquakes in south-west China have killed at least 67 people (as of 1:02 a.m., local time) and forced more than 100,000 from their homes. Xinhua described the damage and initial relief efforts. Sixty-seven people have been...

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