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The following interactive graphics display information about currently-registered foreign NGOs’ representative offices in China as provided by the Ministry of Public Security website. The interactive map shows the approximate location of foreign NGOs’ representative offices in China. The filterable table provides the same information in a searchable text format.Read more
Grace Charity Foundation has filed for far more temporary activities than any other foreign NGO. Since the Foreign NGO Law went into effect in January 2017, more than 600 foreign NGOs have carried out 2,056 temporary activities in China as of September 13, 2019. The majority of organizations that do not have representative offices in China have filed for only one or two activities. Grace Charity Foundation Limited (慈恩基金会有限公司), however, is an outlier. The Hong...Read more

Training in Xinjiang, NGO Assistance in Hubei

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—August 22, 2019
August 22, 2019:The Public Security Bureau of Xinjiang Autonomous Region recently held a training course on the management of foreign NGOs in the region. Police from Foreign NGO Management Offices at various local-level PSBs took part in the training.The training course highlighted practicality and effectiveness. It discussed the Foreign NGO Law and related laws and regulations in depth, and informed participants about the Xinjiang PSB’s foreign NGO management work. Respective local PSB units discussed the...Read more

Chongqing PSB Meets Hungarian Officials, Japanese NGO Opens Its Doors in Hunan, Tianjin PSB Tested on Foreign NGO Knowledge

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—August 8, 2019
August 8, 2019:Representatives of the Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau (PSB) Foreign NGO Management Office recently met with the consul general, consul, and the director of the secretariat of the Hungarian Consulate in Hong Kong. They discussed the cultural exchange activities that Hugarian NGOs have carried out in Chongqing since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Hungary 70 years ago.The PSB police welcomed Hungarian NGOs to carry out culture and art exchange activities...Read more

How China Regulates Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations

The many, many hoops that foreign groups have to jump through to operate in China—and why Beijing changed the laws in 2017.
Nearly three years into implementation of the ONGO Law, it is difficult to make a strong case for this latter argument. According to data taken directly from the MPS, foreign NGOs’ efforts to register representative offices have slowed to a trickle. Further, the number and range of foreign NGOs that have been able to formally sponsor or organize a one-off activity or event, or to use the technical term, carry out a “temporary activity filing,”...Read more