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February 20, 2019

Public Security Bureau Sub-Bureaus Open in Beijing, Visits to Foreign NGO Offices in Jiangsu, and Representative Office Training in Yunnan

Ministry of Public Security WeChat Posts—January 31-February 2, 2019

January 31, 2019:

Recently, the Beijing Public Security Bureau (PSB) Foreign NGO Management Office held an opening ceremony for foreign NGO management sub-bureaus in 11 districts: Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai, Shijingshan, Fangshan, Tongzhou, Shunyi, Changping, and Daxing.

January 31, 2019:

The Shandong PSB Foreign NGO Management Office recently publicized the two-year anniversary of the Foreign NGO Law. Carrying along publicity materials, the provincial PSB visited the nine foreign NGOs registered in Shandong. The Dezhou, Weihai, Binzhou, and Zibo city PSBs set up displays in high-traffic areas in their cities to promote the key provisions of the law. The Jinan, Qingdao, and Weifang PSBs visited foreign NGOs in their respective jurisdictions to explain management policies and to get NGO feedback. Dezhou, Weihai, and Yantai cities also promoted the law through Weibo and WeChat.

In Sichuan, public security authorities used a number of methods to promote the law, reaching 300 communities, 200 government entities, 100 colleges and universities, and 21 NGOs. PSBs in every city and prefecture visited Professional Supervisory Units (PSUs) to explain their duties and raise their level of awareness and administrative capability. PSBs in Chengdu, Mianyang, Dazhou, and Ya’an cities visited the 21 foreign NGOs that had registered or filed in their respective jurisdictions, and also visited the 35 domestic NGOs or Chinese Partner Units (CPUs) to have face-to-face discussions.

In Tibet, the Changdu and Linzhi PSBs set up information dissemination points, hung banners, spread the word through social media, drove a publicity vehicle, handed out written materials, put up LED panels, and answered questions related to the Foreign NGO Law. The Linzhi Daily wrote a report about the local PSB’s efforts.

February 2, 2019:

On the eve of Spring Festival, the Jiangsu PSB Foreign NGO Management Office visited the Chinese Cross Strait Interchange Association (Taiwan) Jiangsu representative office, as well as the offices of the Jiangsu Textile Association and the Jiangsu Commission for Economy and Informatization, to get opinions and suggestions about their foreign NGO management work. The PSB developed an understanding of the Interchange Association’s activities over the past year and encouraged them to continue their great contributions to cross-Strait exchange. The Interchange Association thanked the PSB for its warm service and its commitment to making it so that “the masses have to run fewer errands.”

In its meeting with the PSB, the Jiangsu Textile Association discussed how to introduce foreign NGO funding, technology, and advanced theories into the clothing and textile sector, as well as how to reduce waste and emissions and promote sustainable development. The PSB’s meeting with the Jiangsu Commission for Economy and Informatization touched on how to guide foreign NGOs in carrying out activities related to energy conservation, integrated resource utilization, and clean energy.

February 2, 2019:

Recently, along with the head of the provincial Office of Overseas Chinese Affairs, the Jiangsu PSB Foreign NGO Management Office met with the visiting chairperson of the Zen Martial Arts International Federation (Hungary). The Federation thanked the PSB for its rigorous and effective workstyle, saying that the PSB’s smooth registration process greatly advanced the group’s educational and cultural exchange work. The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office indicated that it had long had a good cooperative relationship with the Federation, and that the group had both promoted Sino-foreign cultural exchange and also served the overseas Chinese community. The PSB answered the Federation’s questions and praised the group’s achievements in preserving and promoting China’s traditional culture.

February 2, 2019:

The Yunnan PSB Foreign NGO Management Office recently held a “Professional Training for Foreign NGO Representative Offices in Yunnan.” Financial, professional, and some leadership personnel from 24 different foreign NGOs attended the training. A PSB officer enumerated common questions when filling out annual reports and annual plans, discussed in detail standards and requirements for filling in particular forms, and specified what information each NGO should incorporate into its annual plan in order to improve the rational and scientific basis for its planned activities and budget. The PSB also explained how to compile annual reports and financial audit reports, discussing in particular the logical connection between annual reports and annual plans.

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