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July 26, 2018

Recent NGO-Related News

  • China Development Brief published an abridged translation of a longer NGOCN analysis piece focusing on the policy environment for domestic Chinese NGOs. It includes graphics and text discussing issues such as difficulty in finding a Professional Supervisory Unit (or being unsure if finding one is necessary).
  • Mercy Corps, a Foreign NGO registered in China, in conjunction with China NGO Network for International Exchanges, hosted a forum to discuss the role of civil society organizations in meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Featured speakers included China’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ma Zhaoxu, Marc-Andre Dorel of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Office for Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development, and a representative from the Environmental Defense Fund, which has a registered foreign NGO representative office in China.
  • The China NGO Project editor Jessica Batke published an op-ed in The News Lens discussing how the Foreign NGO Law might affect international groups’ interest in opening offices in Taiwan.
  • Sixth Tone and Shanghaiist report that the #MeToo movement may be moving into China’s non-profit sector, as a former volunteer at a health-focused organization posted an anonymous letter on WeChat accusing the group’s leader of sexual assault. The leader in question is Lei Chuang, founder of the YiYou Charity Center, who has since resigned from his position.

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