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August 28, 2018

‘Drop-in Service’ in Guangxi, Foreign NGO Visits in Hubei and Qinghai

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—August 8, 2018

August 8, 2018:

In order to promote foreign NGOs’ and Chinese Partner Units’ (CPUs’) legal registration and filing, the Guangxi Public Security Bureau (PSB) recently rolled out “drop-in service.” This entails the PSB visiting relevant entities to publicize the law, provide guidance on filing and registration, and promote the work of the one foreign NGO that has registered in Guizhou and the 13 temporary activities that have been filed for [The China NGO Project notes that, according to MPS data, as of August 23 there have been well over 50 temporary activities in Guizhou since the Foreign NGO Law went into effect at the beginning of 2017]. During this period, the PSB’s visits have included 971 government entities, 397 communities, 584 schools, and 1,180 organizations.

August 8, 2018:

Recently, the Hubei and Wuhan PSB Foreign NGO Management Offices together visited the offices of Rare (United States) to meet with the NGO’s chief representative and others in the organization. In addition to affirming Rare’s support for the PSB’s work, PSB personnel expressed hope that Rare would closely adhere to the ecological civilization theory of “collectively championing environmental protection and eschewing large-scale development,” give full play to the office’s resources and advantages, actively participate in the sustainable development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt and the comprehensive management of the river basin environment, set a good example for foreign NGOs, provide more replicable work experiences, and play an active role in promoting exchange and cooperation between China and foreign countries. Rare discussed its projects with the PSB and thanked them for their services.

August 8, 2018:

Recently, the Qinghai PSB Foreign NGO Management Office hosted a conference for the Li Ka Shing Foundation (Hong Kong) and several Professional Supervisory Units (PSUs) at Qinghai (Tso-Ngon) University Tibetan Medical College. Government entities in attendance included the provincial Civil Affairs Department, the Education Department, the Health and Family Planning Commission, the Poverty Alleviation Bureau, and the Women’s Federation. The Li Ka Shing Foundation discussed its development plans in Qinghai, and the PSUs discussed their relevant requirements. The Foundation indicated it would strengthen its communication and coordination with both registration and management authorities to develop its activities in Qinghai according to the law. [The Li Ka Shing Foundation de-registered its representative office in Beijing in February 2018; it began a nation-wide temporary activity in June 2018 with the China Disabled Persons’ Federation as its Chinese Partner Unit.]

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