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‘Address China’s Global Role in a More Strategic and Holistic Way’

The Changing State of Play between International NGOs and China
Bertram Lang discusses the need for internationally-active civil society organizations—even those without an official presence in the Chinese mainland—to develop a “specific, organization-wide, global China strategy.” Lang emphasizes the importance of cross-sectoral coordination and cooperation in this process, recognizing the value of both “insider” and “outsider” organizations, and cautions against “engagement just for engagement’s sake.”Read more

What’s in Store for Foreign NGOs This Year?

In our Analysis section, ChinaFile Senior Editor Jessica Batke looks back at the past three years of the Foreign NGO Law. Find out why our data can’t tell us as much as we’d like to know—and why Batke is not optimistic for the year ahead.Read more

Four Additional Foreign NGOs De-Register in 2019

According to information on the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) website, Colleges and Institutes Canada, South Korea Shipbuilders’ Equipment Association, Miyazaki Local Products and Trade Promotion Center (Japan), and the Beijing office of International Plant Nutrition Institute (Canada) all de-registered in the last three months of 2019.Read more

List of De-Registered Representative Offices

This is a list of foreign NGOs which have de-registered a representative office in China after successfully registering under the 2017 Foreign NGO Law. The list, based on information available on the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) website, includes information about the work the organizations had been conducting in China.Read more

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.Read more