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Who’s In? An Update


Once again the indispensable Shawn Shieh, who maintains the NGOs in China website, has published a helpful post on the implementation of the Overseas NGO Law, complete with lists and analysis.  

Here are a few key data points from his post:

  1. The total number of overseas NGOs that have registered is 69.
  2. Fifty-two of those NGOs are located in three cities—Beijing (28), Shanghai (14), and Guangdong (10).
  3. In addition, overseas NGOs have successfully registered in Sichuan, Jiangsu, Gansu, Guizhou, and Jiangxi.
  4. One faith-based organization (MSI Professional Services) has registered in Sichuan and Yunnan. MSI does poverty alleviation work.
  5. In terms of sector/field, 62 of the 69 registered NGOs are in the categories of development (37) and economics/trade (25).

Please take the time to read Shawn’s post. It provides a very interesting snapshot of where we are five months after the law went into effect.

And then join us in Hong Kong at:

Reformation 500

This week, believers from around Asia and the United States will be gathering in Hong Kong for the Reformation 500 Conference, hosted by China Partnership.

My colleague Hannah, and I will be there representing ChinaSource. If you are planning to attend, let us know; we’d love to connect with you.

If you’re not able to attend, stay tuned to this blog. We will be providing daily updates. 

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman is senior vice president of ChinaSource and editor of ZGBriefs. Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and cross-cultural trainer for organizations and businesses engaged in China. She has also taught Chinese at the University... View Full Bio