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December 17, 2019

First Group from Pakistan Registers Representative Office

On December 4, an NGO from Pakistan registered a representative office in China, making it the first Pakistan-based organization to either register an office or file for a temporary activity since the Foreign NGO Law went into effect in 2017. According to the Ministry of Public Security website, the Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (海德拉巴工商业联合会) [group name translated by The China NGO Project] representative office is located in Chongqing, and the city’s Commission of Commerce serves as its Professional Supervisory Unit.

Interestingly, the group’s permitted area of operations includes Xinjiang Bingtuan, a rarity among foreign NGOs that do not have all of China as their operating area—only four other non-nationally-operating foreign NGOs list Xinjiang Bingtuan in their permitted area of operations.

Further information about the Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as well as all foreign NGOs currently registered in China, is available on our interactive map and sortable table of representative offices.

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