The China NGO Project is a community-driven platform from ChinaFile that provides practical information and analysis on the situation of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in China, focused primarily on the implementation of the Law on the Management of Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations’ Activities in the People’s Republic of China (the Foreign NGO Law). We welcome—and rely on—feedback from readers to help update and improve the information on the site. Contact information can be found on our About page and throughout the site. Learn More.

Getting Started: Click on the following links if you’re looking for information specific to representative offices, temporary activities, Professional Supervisory Units, or Chinese Partner Units. Or you can browse all our data visualizations, official forms and templates, or contact information for various Chinese government entities.

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What Chinese Charities Are Facing, in One Easy Chart

Earlier this year, the China-based organization NGOCN released the results of a survey to determine how friendly the policy environment is for non-governmental charity groups across China. NGOCN surveyed domestic Chinese non-profits in 10 cities, compiling results from 680 completed questionnaires and around 80 focus group sessions. With these results, NGOCN created the below infographic, which The China NGO Project has translated into English from the original Chinese. (China Development Brief has also published an...Read more

Temporary Activities Filterable Table

This filterable table lists the temporary activities that foreign NGOs have filed for since January 2017, and includes foreign NGOs’ activity names, Chinese Partner Units, activity dates, and activity locations. Type your search term(s) in the fields above each column to filter the results. You can filter multiple columns simultaneously.Read more