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March 20, 2018

Four Provinces Conduct Foreign NGO-Related Outreach

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—February 9, 2018

In addition to a longer post detailing how foreign NGOs should fill in their annual report information online, the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) posted the following to its WeChat account on February 9, 2018.

February 9, 2018:

The foreign NGO management offices of three separate provincial public security bureaus (PSBs) recently conducted outreach activities on college campuses related to the Foreign NGO law. In Jilin, office personnel went to Jilin University, Changchun Normal University, and Jilin Normal University to hand out informational materials, explain the law, and promote the MPS WeChat account. In Jiangsu, office personnel went to Nanjing Tech University, where they participated in a discussion about educational foundations in Chinese higher education with representatives from 24 such foundations from across the province. Together, the Hubei province and Wuhan City PSB Foreign NGO Management Offices visited Wuhan University and Central China Normal University where they put up posters, played cartoons on large screens, and otherwise provided informational materials to students and teachers.

February 9, 2018:

Four provinces recently conducted Foreign NGO Law-related outreach activities. In Jilin, urged on by the provincial PSB Foreign NGO Management Office, the city-level PSBs in Changchun, Jilin, Yanbian, Siping, Tonghua, and Baicheng, as well as provincial forestry security officials, shared information about the Foreign NGO Law in their WeChat and Weibo accounts, went into local schools, communities, and government offices to publicize the law, and posted informational materials in high-traffic areas. In Jiangsu province, officials made use of various kinds of media to publicize information related to the law: in Wuxi city, this was the Wuxi Daily newspaper; in Suzhou, a local TV station; and throughout the province at the provincial, city, and county level, public security departments’ social media accounts. In Hubei, the Wuhan PSB Foreign NGO Management Office has made it so that residents can direct foreign NGO-related questions to the local “Party and Government Service Hotline”; Wuhan PSB personnel also went on local radio to talk about the law in easy-to-understand language to help listeners understand how it connected with their lives and answer call-in questions. Finally, in Chongqing, the PSB provided informational materials to 52 Professional Supervisory Units (PSUs), and, building off its lecture series with over 10 PSUs, encouraged additional PSUs to publicize the law in their respective bureaucracies.

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