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New Analysis on Foreign NGOs and Hong Kong’s Extradition Law

Will proposed changes to Hong Kong’s extradition law have any effect on the international non-profit community working there? Are NGO employees working on issues considered “sensitive” in mainland China at risk of extradition? The answer may well be no, but the question is one worth considering, write Amanda Bogan and Jessica Batke.Read more

Guangdong and Guangxi PSBs Meet with Foreign NGO Representatives

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—April 29, 2019
The PSB stated that with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, and the announcement of the “Guangdong-Macau Greater Bay Area Development Plan Outline,” exchange and cooperation between Macau and Guangdong, including foreign NGO activities in Guangdong and interior provinces, will increase. The PSB also expressed its hope that Macau’s foreign NGOs would carry out their activities in accordance with the law and do their part to bring investment, technology, and modern managerial concepts to...Read more