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One common question we hear at The China NGO Project is, “Okay, so China has different registration requirements for foreign and domestic NGOs . . . but how is that different from how [insert country name here] regulates them?” Using the Hong Kong and the United States as points of comparison, contributors Vincent Chong and Anita Venanzi take on the question of what makes China’s NGO regulatory structure so different from those in place elsewhere.Read more
Following are the Professional Supervisory Units that have sponsored a (or multiple) foreign NGO representative office(s).Read more
May 14, 2018:Today, the Zhejiang Public Security Bureau (PSB) Foreign NGO Management Office held information and education sessions on the Foreign NGO Law at multiple colleges and universities in Hangzhou. Utilizing infographics, posters, video broadcasts, WeChat announcements, and online games, the sessions informed teachers and students of the law’s content and answered their questions. The PSB handed out more than 5,000 information pamphlets; a video on the Foreign NGO Law got 40,000 views.In Qinghai province,...Read more
Despite People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) officials’ statements to the contrary, it is clear that 2017 was more of a “soft launch” for the Foreign NGO Law, a year of ambiguity and improvisation for both foreign NGOs and for the public security authorities tasked with overseeing them. Though the law went into effect on January 1, 2017, key questions about its implementation remained unanswered even as foreign groups were supposed to already be in compliance...Read more
The term “human rights” has now been used three times in the information on the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) website about registered representative offices and filed temporary activities. The term is included in the titles for three temporary activities filed by the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, which, perhaps unsurprisingly, also has the term “human rights” in its own name. The first of these activities started in May 2017, and...Read more