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Registered Foreign NGO Representative Offices Interactive Map and Filterable Table

The following interactive graphics display information about currently-registered foreign NGOs’ representative offices in China as provided by the Ministry of Public Security website. Below these graphics is a list of foreign NGO offices that have de-registered and are no longer formally operating in China.

The interactive map shows the approximate location of foreign NGOs’ representative offices in China. Click on a foreign NGO name in the sidebar to zoom in to that location on the map and display a pop-up containing the NGO’s Chinese name, country/territory of origin, Professional Supervisory Unit, sector(s) of work, date of registration, and permitted area of activity. Click on a pin on the map to zoom in to that pin and display its pop-up. Click and drag on the map to re-center it. Office locations shown on the map may not be exact and are only used to show the overall distribution of these offices throughout mainland China.

Below the map, a filterable table provides the same information in a searchable text format. Type your search term(s) in the fields above each column to filter the results. You can filter multiple columns simultaneously.

Information drawn from the Ministry of Public Security website. Data cut-off date: August 13, 2019.

Total Number of Representative Offices as of August 13, 2019: 485

De-registered Foreign NGO Representative Offices:

  • Li Ka Shing Foundation (李嘉诚基金会), from Hong Kong, previously registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs in Beijing. Scope of work: Arts and Culture, Disaster Relief, Education, Health, Poverty Alleviation. Permitted area of operations: China. Registration date: January 23, 2017. De-registration date: February 28, 2018.
  • Japan External Trade Organization (日本贸易振兴机构), from Japan, previously registered with the Guangdong Department of Commerce in Guangzhou. Scope of work: Trade. Permitted area of operations: Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan. Registration date: March 20, 2017. De-registration date: June 29, 2018.
  • The Europe-China Culture and Economy Commission (欧盟中国经济文化委员会), from Belgium, previously registered with the Department of Commerce in Henan. Scope of work: Arts and Culture, Economic Development, International Relations/Exchange, Trade, Urban Issues/Development. Permitted area of operations: Henan. Registration date: August 4, 2017. De-registration date: March 26, 2019.
  • The World Future Council (世界未来委员会基金会), from Germany, previously registered with the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. Scope of work: Energy, Environment, International Relations/Exchange, Law and Governance, Urban Issues/Development. Permitted area of operations: China. Registration date: July 9, 2018. De-registration date: April 9, 2019.
  • The KYOTO Industrial Support Organization 21 (日本公益财团法人京都产业), from Japan, previously registered with the Commission of Commerce in Shanghai. Scope of work: Trade. Permitted area of operations: China. Registration date: November 22, 2017. De-registration date: May 20, 2019.
  • The Confederação Nacional do Transporte (CNT) (巴西全国运输联合会), from Brazil, previously registered with the Commission of Transport in Beijing. Scope of work: Trade. Permitted area of operations: Beijing. Registration date: November 28, 2017. De-registration date: June 10, 2019.
  • The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES) (美国NPES全美印刷、出版和纸品加工技术供应商协会), from the United States, previously registered with the Commission of Commerce in Shanghai. Scope of work: Trade. Permitted area of operations: China. Registration date: December 8, 2017. De-registration date: June 18, 2019.

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The English-language information in the table and map was not part of the MPS dataset and has been provided by The China NGO Project. When available, we have used an organization’s own English translations; when necessary, we have translated from the Chinese. If your organization is included here, please feel free to let us know if you have a preferred translation we can use to update your information.

Correction: We previously listed 德国工业联合会 as the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre; the correct English name is The Federation of German Industries (BDI).

Correction: We previously listed 国际志愿者协会 as the International Association for Volunteer Effort; we have now listed it as International Association Volunteers.

Correction: We previously listed 中国-非洲总商会 as the African General Chamber of Commerce in China; the correct name is Association Generale Chine-Afrique.

Correction: We previously listed 世界未来委员会基金会 as the World Future Foundation. The correct name is World Future Council.

Last Updated: August 14, 2019