Siodhbhra Parkin is currently a Fellow at PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law. A former Fellow at the Yale Law School Paul Tsai China Center, she also spent three years at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Beijing, where she worked with Chinese civil society groups, law schools, and legal professionals on a range of international legal development projects. Parkin has advanced degrees from Harvard University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Renmin University of China Law School.

Last Updated: May 3, 2019

How China Regulates Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations

Siodhbhra Parkin
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...



A Ban on Gay Content, Stopped in Its Tracks

Siodhbhra Parkin, Steven Jiang & more
On April 13, China’s major microblogging platform Sina Weibo announced that, in order to create “a sunny and harmonious” environment, it would remove videos and comics “with pornographic implications, promoting bloody violence, or related to...

Reams of Paperwork: Preparing Documents to Get Official Status in China

Siodhbhra Parkin & Gisa Dang
Any foreign NGO seeking to register a representative office or file for a temporary activity in China must prepare a number of official documents in the location where it is headquartered. These documents must be notarized and authenticated in the...