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August 29, 2018

Charitable Activity (un)Defined

In trying to understand charity work in China, contributor Caitlin Schultz explores what Chinese citizens think of as “charitable activity.” The 2016 Charity Law does not offer a clear-cut definition of exactly what the Party-state might consider “charitable,” meaning that social expectations play a big role in the sector going forward. As Schultz explains:

In the end, the attempt by the government to regulate civil society space under a “charity law” that fails to adequately define “charitable” and “public interest” raises complicated questions that confuse both legal and societal notions of these types of activities.

Read the full analysis here.

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