Article 1 The registered name of the society is 中国神经科学学会in Chinese and Chinese Neuroscience Society in English (hereinafter referred to as CNS).
Article 2 CNS is a national academic non-profit social organization consisting of neuroscientists and institutions on a voluntary basis.
Article 3 Adhering to the guiding principle of Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important thought of "Three Represents", the Scientific Outlook on Development, Xi Jinping Thought of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, CNS rallies neuroscientists around China to actively launch academic activities and popularize neuroscience technologies, thus making contributions to the result of scientific research, personnel training as well as the rapid achievement of the Four Modernizations
CNS complies with the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China and national policies, laws and regulations, implements the core values of socialism, and abides by social morality. Following the principle of dialectical materialism, constantly taking the fact-based scientific approach, staying true to the principle of ‘letting all flowers bloom and hundreds of schools of thoughts contend’, fully developing academic democracy that allows the open-ended academic discussions, CNS call on neuroscientists to unite together, thus making contributions to national academic development and prosperity in neuroscience research.
Article 4 CNS continues to ensure the Party’s absolute leadership. In accordance with the Constitution of the Communist Party of China, CNS sets up a primary Party organization, thus providing necessary conditions for carrying out Party activities.
Article 5 CNS is under the administrative guidance of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and under the supervision and management of the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
Article 6 The domicile of CNS is Shanghai, China.
Article 7 CNS holds various nationwide academic activities related to neuroscience, including:
When services that are subject to the approval in accordance with laws, regulations and rules, then approval shall be gained first accordingly.
Article 8 The membership of CNS are available for both individuals and corporations. Individual membership categorized into regular members, student members, honorary members and foreign members. Any foreign experts or scholars with academic achievements who are willing to conduct academic exchanges and cooperation with CNS can become foreign members after gaining the approval at the CNS Council Meeting or at CNS Executive Council Meeting and after being filed by CAST. Foreign members can get a discount in purchasing CNS’s academic journals and other related publications and in registering conferences organized by CNS. Nevertheless, the following articles now are inapplicable to foreign members.
Article 9 For applicants who want to gain CNS membership shall:
Article 10 Procedures for becoming a CNS’s member
Article 11 Member Benefits
Article 12 Obligations of being a CNS member
Article 13 For members having intention to withdraw from CNS, a written notice shall be provided and the membership certificate shall be returned. Members who do not fulfill their obligations in a year shall be suspended from their membership and shall be considered to withdraw from CNS automatically if their obligations are not fulfilled in two years.
Article 14 After voting at CNS council meeting or at CNS executive council meeting, members who have violated CNS Charter, done anything that had harmed the interests of CNS or performed unlawful practices shall be deprived of their membership and be removed from the CNS’s posts.
Article 15 CNS follows the organizing principle of democratic centralism. The outcoming of leadership and critical decision-makings are under group discussion according to the principle of majority rules. The highest organ of CNS is the Member Congress. The ratio of the representative members and specially invited members are decided by the former CNS Executive Council. The Member Congress is authorized to:
Article 16 The Member Congress will not be convened unless over 2/3 members are attended; decisions are valid only passed by over a half of the members attending the meetings.
Article 17 The Member Congress will be convened every four years. Any special occasions to advance or postpone the term shall be passed by the CNS Council, reviewed by the supervisor (CAST), and permitted by Ministry of Civil Affairs of China. The maximum of postponing the term transition shall be less than one year.
Article 18 The CNS Council is the executive organization of the Member Congress to carry out daily work when the congress is not in session, and it is responsible for the congress. Members of the CNS Council shall be elected by ballot and lists of all candidates shall be fully deliberated and discussed by voters. The term of the CNS Council is four years consistent with the congress. The scale, principle of organization and procedure of setting up the CNS Council are as follows:
Article 19 The functional authorities of the CNS Council are as follows:
Article 20 The CNS Council will not be convened unless over 2/3 members are attended, and decisions are valid only passed by over 2/3 of the council members.
Article 21 The Council shall convene at least one meeting every year. In special situation, it may be convened in the form of communication.
Article 22 The Society shall establish a Standing Council. The Standing Council shall be elected by the Council, the number of which shall not exceed 1/3 of the number of the Council, and the Standing Council shall be responsible to the Council for exercising its functional authorities under Items 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 of Article 19 when the Council is not in session. The Standing Council shall have the same term of office as the Council and shall be changed at the same time as the Council.
Article 23 The Standing Council shall not be convened until more than two-thirds of the managing directors are present, and its resolution shall not be effective until it is voted by more than two-thirds of the managing directors present at the meeting.
Article 24 The Standing Council shall convene at least one meeting every half year. If the situation is special, it may be convened in the form of communication.
Article 25 The chairman, vice-chairman and secretary-general of the Society shall meet the following requirements:
Article 26 If the chairman, vice-chairman or secretary-general of the Society exceeds the maximum age of office, they shall be voted and adopted by the Society, and may not serve until they are reported to the business authority for examination and approved
by the association registration administrative organ.
Article 27 The chairman and vice-chairman of the Society shall hold a term of office of 4 years each, and shall not be re-elected for more than two times. If the term of office needs to be extended in special circumstances, it shall be voted and adopted by two-thirds or more of the member representatives at Member Congress, reported to the business authority for examination and approved by the association registration administrative organ before holding a post. The term of office of a secretary-general appointed or publicly recruited shall not be restricted.
Article 28 The chairman of the Society is the legal representative of the Society. Under special circumstances, the vice-chairman or the secretary-general may serve as the legal representative after being recommended by the chairman and approved by the Society, reported to the business authority for examination and approval, and approved by the registration management organ. The secretary-general appointed or publicly recruited shall not serve as the legal representative of CNS.
The legal representative signs relevant important documents on behalf of CNS.
The legal representative of the Society shall not concurrently serve as the legal representative of other associations.
Article 29 The chairman of CNS shall exercise the following functional authorities:
Article 30 The secretary-general shall be appointed only after being nominated by the chairman of the CNS Council, approved by the CNS Council, reported to the business authority for examination and approval and approved by the association registration
Article 31 The secretary-general of CNS shall exercise the following functional authorities:
Article 32 Within the purpose and business scope stipulated in this Charter, CNS shall set up branches and representative agencies according to actual needs. As an integral part of the Association, the CNS branches and representative agencies do not have
the legal person status, shall not formulate separate charter, and shall not issue any registration certificate in any form and shall carry out activities and recruit members within the scope authorized by CNS, and the legal liability shall be borne by the Society. CNS
branches and representative bodies shall use the official full name of the Society to carry out their activities, and shall not exceed the business scope of CNS.
Article 33 CNS does not set up regional branches, and does not set up branches or representative agencies under branches or representative agencies.
Article 34 The names of CNS’s branches and representative bodies shall not be named with the names of various legal entities, and shall not include the words “China”, “Chinese”, “National” and “Nationwide”, and shall end with the words “Branch”, “Special Committee”, “Work Committee”, “Special Fund Management Committee”, “Representative Office”, “Office”, etc.
Article 35 The person in charge of a branches or representative agencies shall not be over 70 years old, and shall not be re-elected for more than two times.
Article 36 The financial of branches and representative agencies shall be incorporated into the statutory accounts of CNS for unified management.
Article 37 In the annual work report of CNS, the relevant information of branches and representative agencies shall be submitted to the registration administration authority. At the same time, CNS should disclose the relevant information to the public in a timely manner and accept consciously social supervision.
Article 38 The Board of Supervisors of CNS shall be established. The term of office of the supervisor shall be the same as that of the director, and the supervisor may be reappointed upon expiration. The Board of Supervisors shall consist of 3-9 members, including one chairman elected by the Board of Supervisors. The chairman and the vice chairman of the Board of Supervisors shall be under the age of 70, and shall be re-elected for no more than two terms. CNS accepts and supports the supervision and guidance of the appointed supervisors.
Article 39 Election and dismissal of supervisors:
Article 40 The principal, council member, managing director and financial management personnel of CNS shall not concurrently serve as supervisors.
Article 41 The Board of Supervisors shall exercise the following functional authorities:
The Board of Supervisors shall hold at least one meeting within six months. A meeting of the Board of Supervisors can be convened only if more than two thirds of the supervisors attend the meeting, and its resolution shall be valid only if approved by more than
one half of the attending supervisors.
Article 42 The supervisors shall abide by relevant laws and regulations and the Charter of CNS, and perform their duties faithfully and diligently.
Article 43 The Board of Supervisors shall investigate the activities of CNS, and may engage an accounting firm to assist in its work when necessary. The expenses necessary for the Board of Supervisors to exercise its functions and powers shall be borne by the Society.
Article 44 Sources of CNS’s funds:
Article 45 CNS shall collect membership fees in accordance with the relevant regulations of the State. No fee will be charged for the activities such as evaluation and commendation.
Article 46 CNS’s funds shall be used for the business scope and development of the undertakings specified herein, and shall not be distributed among the members. The investor does not retain or enjoy any property rights with respect to the property invested in the organization.
Article 47 CNS shall establish a strict financial management system to ensure that the accounting information is legal, true, accurate and complete.
Article 48 CNS shall recruit professionally qualified accountants, who shall not be a cashier. Accountants must conduct accounting and exercise accounting supervision. When the accountant dispatches the work or leaves the job, he/she must go through the handover procedures with the take-over personnel.
Article 49 The assets management of CNS must follow the financial management system stipulated by the state, and accept the supervision of the Member Congress and the finance department. Where the source of the assets is state appropriation or social donation or financial aid, it shall be subject to the supervision of the auditing organ and the relevant information shall be made public in an appropriate manner.
Article 50 The financial audit must be conducted before the change of office or the change of legal representative of the Society. Article 51 No unit or individual may encroach, privately divide or misappropriate the assets of the Society. Property and its fruits shall not be used for distribution.
Article 52 The salaries, insurance and welfare benefits of the full-time staff of the Society shall be strictly implemented in accordance with the relevant provisions of the State on public institutions.
Article 53 The amendments to the Charter of CNS shall be submitted to the Member Congress for deliberation after being voted and approved by the Society.
Article 54 The Charter of CNS amended by the Society shall come into force 15 days after it is adopted by the Member Congress, reported to the business authority for examination and approval, and reported to the association registration administrative organ for approval.
Article 55 If it is necessary to cancel the Society due to its completion of its purpose or its dissolution, or due to its separation or merger, the Council or the Standing Council shall propose a motion for termination.
Article 56 The motion for termination of the Society shall be voted and approved by the Member Congress and reported to the business authority for examination and approval.
Article 57 Before the termination of the Society, a liquidation organization shall be established under the guidance of the business authority and relevant authorities, and the liquidation of creditor’s rights and debts shall be liquidated. During the period of liquidation, activities other than liquidation shall not be carried out.
Article 58 The Society shall be terminated immediately after the cancellation of registration formalities by the association registration authority.
Article 59 The remaining property after the termination of the Society shall be used in the development of undertakings related to the purposes of the Society under the supervision of the business authority and the organization registration authority and in accordance with the relevant provisions of the state.
Article 60 The Charter of CNS was passed by the First Session of the Seventh Session of the Member Congress on October 11, 2019 after the vote was held.
Article 61 The Society reserves the right to interpret the Charter of CNS.
Article 62 The Charter of CNS shall come into effect as of the date of approval by the association registration administrative organ.
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