The Legal Nature of the Chinese Charitable Trust

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsia-Pacific Trusts Law
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1: Theory and Practice in Context
EditorsYing Khai Liew, Harding Matthew
PublisherHart Publishing
Chapter15
Pages271-290
Number of pages20
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781509934812, 9781509934805, 9781509934829
ISBN (Print)9781509934799
Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2021

Abstract

Hui Jing Assistant Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. With the mass transfer of wealth into private hands, the People’s Republic of China (‘China’) possesses enormous socio-economic resources that can be mobilised to develop charitable undertakings. The available channels by which private actors may participate in charitable causes are, nevertheless, extremely limited. There have been three major institutional forms for establishing charities over the last two decades, namely: foundations (jijin hui 基金会) , social associations (shehui tuanti 社会团体) and privately operated non-enterprise organisations (minban feiqiye danwei 民办非企业单位) . They have high establishment thresholds and are subject to the requirement that they do not engage in commercial activities. These forms are generally used by government organs or private companies with large-scale assets. It is financially difficult for an individual person to establish charities through these forms. Trusts have three main institutional advantages over foundations, social associations and privately ...

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The Legal Nature of the Chinese Charitable Trust. / Jing, Hui.

Asia-Pacific Trusts Law: Volume 1: Theory and Practice in Context. ed. / Ying Khai Liew; Harding Matthew. Vol. 1 Hart Publishing, 2021. p. 271-290.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)