Holly Snape is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Glasgow, where she works on Chinese politics. Before moving to Scotland, she was a research fellow at Peking University’s School of Government. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Bristol, spending the majority of her time as a doctoral researcher based at Tsinghua University’s NGO Research Center studying grassroots NGOs and the state-society relationship. She is currently interested in questioning the “Party-state” construct and examining the Party-state relationship.

Last Updated: March 5, 2020

China Alters Civil Society Rules, Allowing More Groups to Respond to Coronavirus

Holly Snape
As the COVID-19 epidemic continues in China, so do the efforts of civil society organizations and concerned citizens to mitigate the harm. In the official approach to managing their involvement, there have been clumsy force-of-habit measures from...

Re-Writing the Rules

Holly Snape
Against a backdrop of talk of a “new cold war” between China and the U.S., it is more important than ever for international NGOs, scholars, and policymakers to understand the dimensions of the environment in which their Chinese counterparts work. In...



How are NGOs in China Faring under the New Law?

Holly Snape, Anthony Saich & more
In September 2016, Beijing implemented a new law governing charities, which changed the ways domestic charitable organizations can register and fundraise. Then in January 2017, Beijing began implementation of a new law on the management of foreign...