Participating in volunteer activities has become popular in
China, a country that boasts nearly 14 million people sacrificing
their free time to lend a helping hand.
Vice-director of Chinese Young Volunteers Association or CYVA,
Lu Yongzheng discussed the situation at a forum for volunteer
services and social development in southwestern city of Chengdu in
He said more people are now volunteering their time in China for
150 million people have participated in voluntary services like
poverty alleviation, community construction, environmental
protection and many other fields in the past 10 years.
(CRI December 7, 2004)