The Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China is responsible for social administrative affairs under the State Council.
The ministry’s main duties:
To formulate development plans and policies for civil affairs;
To manage registration and monitor social groups, funds and private non-enterprise units;
To map out disaster response policies;
To organize and coordinate relief efforts;
To prepare social assistance plans, policies and standards;
To help with subsidies for urban and rural residents, medical and temporary assistance;
To formulate social welfare development plans, policies and standards;
To develop policies related to marriage, burials and funerals.