Several Rules of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on the Encouragement of Overseas Chinese, Compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan to Make Contributions to Promotion of Education

From: Justice Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality | Updated:2021-09-01

(Re-promulgated by Order No. 16 of the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government on October 21, 1993)

Article 1 Making contributions to promotion of education by overseas Chinese, compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan is a specific expression of patriotism which shall be encouraged and supported by the government.

Article 2 Overseas Chinese, compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan shall be welcome to make contributions to promotion of education in the following ways:

(1) providing funds to set up schools;

(2) making donations to build up schools;

(3) donating teaching appliances and equipment and books;

(4) making contributions to setting up scholarships for teachers and students.

Article 3 When making contributions to promotion of education in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, overseas Chinese, compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan may put forward a written letter of intent to a unit accepting their contributions, this unit and contributors shall further exchange views, work out a specific plan for contributing to promotion of education together, the unit accepting the contributions shall report to the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Education, the Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Education shall give its opinion and report it to the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government for examination and decision.

Article 4 The schoolhouses (including buildings) constructed by contributions and the scholarships for teachers and students set up by contributions may be named according to contributors’ wishes.

Article 5 The Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government shall commend and reward, according to their actual contributions, the overseas Chinese, compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan who have been enthusiastic about contributing to promotion of education since the founding of this city:

(1) any person whose contribution is more than 2 million RMB (including 2 million RMB) shall be awarded a title of “Honorary Resident of Shenzhen City” and presented a gold medal;

(2) any person whose contribution is more than 1 million but less than 2 million RMB shall be awarded a certificate of honor and presented a gold medal;

(3) any person whose contribution is more than a half million but less than 1 million RMB shall be awarded a certificate of honor and presented a silver medal;

(4) any person whose contribution is more than 100,000 but less than a half million RMB shall be awarded a certificate of honor.

Article 6 Various people’s governments and related departments shall give priority to listing in investment plans, requisitioning land, arranging construction, etc. for the project of school building funded by the contributions from overseas Chinese, compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

Article 7 The school property donated by overseas Chinese, compatriots of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan shall be protected by the laws of the state and shall not be encroached on. Any unit and individual shall not spend extravagantly, misappropriate, embezzle the funds for promotion of education and scholarships for teachers and students. The legal responsibility of violators shall be investigated into according to law.

Article 8 These rules shall take effect as of the date of promulgation.