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June 11, 2018

Greening the Inner Mongolian Desert, Temporary Activities for Eye Health, Shandong PSB Inspection Visits

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018:

Today, two Japanese NGOs involved in desert greening in Inner Mongolia became legally registered. In an official ceremony, the Inner Mongolia Public Security Bureau (PSB) Foreign NGO Management Office presented the representative offices of the Ethics Research Institute and the Organisation for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) their certificates of registration. The director of the Inner Mongolia PSB Foreign NGO Management office and the director of the Inner Mongolia Forestry Administration were both present. The former congratulated the two NGOs and said that the PSB will continue to provide support in protecting their legal rights. He hoped that the activities carried out would be in accordance with the law, and in doing so, establish favorable Sino-Japanese working relations. The Forestry Administration representative highlighted the agency’s responsibility in providing exemplary service and a standardized guide to facilitate Foreign NGOs in their work in Inner Mongolia.

Both NGOs expressed immense gratitude to the PSB and the Inner Mongolia Forestry Administration for their strong support. They reaffirmed their commitment to carrying out law-abiding activities, strengthening cross-border cooperation, and continued contributions to beautifying Inner Mongolia.

May 30, 2018:

Today, the Tianjin PSB Foreign NGO Management Office held a seminar on the management of foreign NGOs at the Tianjin Education Commission. More than 50 people attended the seminar, including representatives from 18 universities in the city. Key personnel from the Tianjin PSB Foreign NGO Management Office gave an overview of foreign NGOs in the municipality and emphasized the legal issues that universities should pay heed to when working with Foreign NGOs. They also addressed questions related to the temporary activity filing process and to the legal issues around acting as a Chinese Partner Unit (CPU).

Also today, the Shanxi PSB Foreign NGO Management Office met with the Shanxi Eye Hospital. At the meeting, the PSB issued temporary activity receipts to the hospital. The director of hospital, expressed thanks towards the PSB Foreign NGO Management Office for their enthusiastic support of the “Seeing Hope—Healthy Eyes Benefiting Children’s Education” program. This program was a collaborative initiative between Shanxi Eye Hospital, Orbis International (United States), and other foreign NGOs. Also in attendance was Li Bai, Shanxi PSB Party Committee Member and Deputy Director of the provincial Coordinating Small Group for Foreign NGO Management Work. He acknowledged the contributions of Shanxi Eye Hospital and foreign NGOs and proposed that the province increase its efforts to provide efficient, fast, and convenient services to both Foreign NGOs and CPUs.

May 30, 2018:

Today, the Thailand-China Eastern Alliance Trade Promotion Council’s representative office in Hunan held a ceremony to commemorate the opening of its office at the International Trade Platform in Changsha’s High-Tech Zone. In attendance was a representative from the Hunan PSB Foreign NGO Management Office.

May 30, 2018:

Today, the Shanghai Public Security Bureau (PSB) Foreign NGO Management Office issued a registration certificate to GlobalGiving (United States). A PSB representative said that Shanghai seeks to follow in the spirit of “embracing diversity, striving for excellence, seeking wisdom and humility,” and strives to provide an inclusive and open environment for foreign organizations to operate in Shanghai. The PSB also indicated that it hopes GlobalGiving will use its representative office in Shanghai to actively build up the five pillars of Shanghai: international economy, finance, trade, shipping, and technological innovation. GlobalGiving thanked the PSB for its guidance and support and reaffirmed that the organisation will focus on addressing China’s most pressing social needs.

May 30, 2018:

Today, members of the Shandong PSB Foreign NGO Management Office visited five cities—Zaozhuang, Weifang, Jining, Linyi, and Tai’an—to investigate local-level management of foreign NGOs. In each city, the members held discussions, exchanged ideas, answered queries, and provided on-site consultation for legal matters with local universities. In Jining and Tai’an, they also visited other foreign affairs, civil affairs, tourism, and research institutions, including a local Confucius Institute, to provide guidance and listen to feedback on the management of foreign NGOs.

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