Analysis

 

One key question many foreign NGOs continue to ask is whether they will be able to reliably use temporary activities to carry out multi-year or other types of long-term programs or grants in China. The China NGO Project has found that around 90 activities appear to have been “renewed” through a second temporary activity filing.Read more
As we greet 2019, we have now seen two full years of Foreign NGO Law implementation in China. If foreign NGOs thought that 2017 had a “crossing the river by feeling for stones” sense to it, 2018 was the year that registration and filing processes became more regularized, for better or worse. Looking back to compare registration and filing data for the first two years of implementation, it is clear that the biggest difference between...Read more
Since mid-2017, The China NGO Project has mapped the location of registered foreign NGO representative offices in China (as listed on the Ministry of Public Security website). Not surprisingly, the majority of offices are located in either Beijing or Shanghai. These maps, however, only show the provinces where each office is located—they do not show where each office is permitted to operate, which can (but does not have to) extend beyond the province of registration...Read more

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. The China NGO Project has translated the infographic below from NGOCN’s original. (China Development Brief has also published an abridged version of the full report.){photo, 49441}Translated from the...Read more
As a result of applying the Foreign NGO Law on foreign adoption agencies, since July 2017 the Chinese government has prevented foreign adoption agencies from legally filing temporary activities in China, and has effectively shut down at least three major official programs that in the past have helped to facilitate international adoption.Read more