Red Cross Society of China (RCSC)
中国红十字会

Tel Tel: 8610-84025890
Address Address: No.8 Beixinqiao santiao, DongCheng District, Beijing
北京市东城区北新桥三条8号
Website Website: www.redcross.org.cn
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The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), the only national Red Cross society in the People’s Republic of China, is a humanitarian social relief organization.

 

Founded on March 10th 1904, the RCSC has been involved in assisting wounded soldier, helping the refugees in times of conflict and providing assistance to disaster victims. The RCSC aslso supports whenever possible relief activities in other countries and regions. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, with the support of the Central Government , the RCSC was reorganized in August, 1950 and reclaimed its legal membership in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The RCSC has been contributing a lot to assisting the Government in implementing the Geneva Conventions, supporting the state development and improving the people’s health. In 1993, the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress officially promulgated the Red Cross Law of the People’s Republic of China, which provides legal protection to the Chinese Red Cross and its work. The Red Cross of Hong Kong and Macau became highly autonomous branches of the RCSC in 1997 and 1999 respectively.

 

In the new century, the RCSC will further the dissemination, advocacy and implementation of the Red Cross Law of the People’s Republic of China. The National Society will focus on the four major tasks of disaster response and preparedness, first aid training, community service and the dissemination of the International Humanitarian Law and RC Movement knowledge, In addition it will strengthen three strategic directions of human resources development, information and advocacy, fund-raising and income generation, In co-ordination with the social spiritual civilization building and social security system, the RCSC has developed disster relief, healthe care and community service projects, to build up a Red Cross course with Chinese characteristics.

 

The Red Cross Society of China will firmly abides by the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity, Impartiality,, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality and continue to work hard to increase its contribution towards the well-being of the Chinese people and towards world peace and progress.