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A Censored Discussion on Chinese Civil Society in China

Wang Zhenyao raised some interesting points in a pre-censored interview with Caixin that are relevant for NGOs working in China. One of Wang’s main insights in the interview was that public discourse about civil society organizations contributed to the 2016 Charity Law that regulates domestic NGOs. Wang also pointed out major shortcomings in China’s civil society management.Read more

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—May 30, 2018

Today, two Japanese NGOs involved in desert greening in Inner Mongolia became legally registered. In an official ceremony, the Inner Mongolia Public Security Bureau (PSB) Foreign NGO Management Office presented the representative offices of the Ethics Research Institute and the Organisation for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) their certificates of registration. The director of the Inner Mongolia PSB Foreign NGO Management office and the director of the Inner Mongolia Forestry Administration were both present.Read more