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Check here for updates from our editors on new developments in regulation, operation and activities of Foreign NGOs in China as well as updates to the China NGO Project site

Data Visualizations Updated to Include August

The newest round of data is up! Our data visualizations include information from January-August on representative offices and temporary activities throughout China. We’ve also updated the list of entities currently serving as Professional Supervisory Units. Our map and lists of representative offices and temporary activities are also updated roughly once a week.Read more
The State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development issued two documents on August 22 outlining the procedures for foreign NGOs seeking to register a representative office or file a temporary activity in conjunction with the Office. These documents represent a significant step forward in transparency for those foreign NGOs hoping to work with the Office. The China NGO Project is not aware of any other Professional Supervisory Units (PSUs) or Chinese Partner...Read more

CPRI Posts Interview with the Ford Foundation

On August 21, the China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI) at Beijing Normal University published an interview with Elizabeth Knupp of the Ford Foundation in both English and Chinese, discussing Ford’s history in China and its registration process. Knupp describes Ford’s search for a Professional Supervisory Unit (PSU), noting that it took Ford multiple efforts to find a PSU that could cover the wide range of work that Ford does. Knupp also highlighted open communication with...Read more
On August 16, the Beijing Public Security Bureau (PSB) Foreign NGO Management Office met with Italian NGO “International Cooperation Volunteer Group—Our Homeland,” and presented the group with its registration certificate. Also present were representatives from the China Disabled Person’s Federation and the Italian Embassy.Read more
Today, in conjunction with the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) issued a “Notice on Handling Work Permits for Foreign Employees of Foreign NGOs and Related Issues.” This is the first official written guidance on how employees of foreign NGOs in China should obtain work permits. The notice touches on both representative office employees and foreign NGO representatives carrying out temporary activities.The MPS WeChat announcement does not provide the...Read more