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Thanks to the PSB in Tianjin, a New Registration in Zhejiang, and Youth Exchanges in the Greater Bay Area

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—May 15, 2019
Recently, the Zhejiang PSB Foreign NGO Management Office issued a registration certificate to the China-Africa Chamber of Commerce representative office in Huzhou. The PSB congratulated the China-Africa Chamber of Commerce and pledged to continue strengthening management services, to ensure the organization’s ability to carry out activities that promote China-Africa economic and cultural exchange as well as activities relating to trade and investment. At the same time, the PSB expressed its hope that the NGO will...Read more

New Report on Youth Activists in China

The China Youth Activists Development Concern Group (中国青年行动者发展关注组) recently released a report detailing the obstacles facing young Chinese who are involved in socially progressive, non-governmental organizations. The report, “Report on Current Situation Facing Chinese Youth Activists,” relies on in-person interviews with 36 youth activists conducted in March 2018, and it focuses on “activists who had already experienced some form of suppression.” The authors find that most youth activists are involved in organizations with progressive agendas...Read more
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
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) recently filed a temporary activity titled “Anti-Discrimination and Human Rights Research Project, and Gender and Human Rights Teachers’ Program.” This marks the fourth temporary activity explicitly involving human rights-related work that RWI has successfully filed since the implementation of the Foreign NGO Law in January 2017. (No other foreign NGOs have used the term “human rights” (“人权”) in their filings.) It is also the...Read more