According to documents of Red Cross of Beichen District in Tianjin, during donation day, it is required that department level officials should donate 300 yuan and the section level officials donate 230 yuan, while the employees of public institutions should donate 1/21 of their monthly incomes.
Red Cross of Tianjin responded that the donation of “Love Donation Day” take voluntary as the principle. When the numbers in the document are only a reference, they will never allow for directly deducting wages, but we cannot rule out some institutions to do so in order to save trouble.
The fund-raising target is the employees of local government agencies, institutions and enterprises and other cost-effective enterprises.
The activity of “Love Donation Day” is carried out in various districts in Tianjin, and many people reflected they have been asked to donate one day’s salary, including the janitor uncle.
It is verified that the activities, similar to “Love Donation Day” of Tianjin, is very common in many places in China.
Source: Southern Metropolis Daily
Translated and edited by Ma Xin
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