State to Tighten Oversight of International NGOs

By amending existing law, China will set clear rules for international NGOs to register on the mainland and will strengthen supervision of their activities. Li Liguo, minister of civil affairs, made the announcement at a news conference inBeijing on Thursday. The Chinese government recognizes the contributions of international NGOs in China's economic and social development and praises their contributions in fields like culture, education, health and poverty alleviation, Li said. However, he added, the public and Chinese government also find some international NGOs conducting illegal activities in the country.

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