Resources on NGO Law
Foreign NGO Law
The Return of the Mother-in-Law
Article 11 of the new Foreign NGO Management Law that is due to go into effect on January 1, 2017, will require foreign NGOs operating in China to “obtain consent of a professional supervisory unit.” The list of the approved supervisory units has yet to be released.
China’s Foreign NGO Law
A Silver Lining?
In a recent Christianity Today article on the wave of laws hitting foreign NGOs globally, Morgan Lee refers specifically to China when she writes, “Nearly 20 percent of the world’s population could lose access to the ministry efforts of Western Christians next year.”
Will China’s New Foreign NGO Law Affect Me?
If you’re with a non-profit organization that has activities in China, the new law applies to you, regardless of whether you are actually located in China.
The New Normal for Faith-Based, Foreign NGOs in China
Key Provisions of the New Law
The Law on the Management of Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations' Activities within Mainland China was passed on April 28, 2016 and will take effect January 1, 2017.
Foreign NGO Management Law
How Might it Affect You?
Earlier this month a spokesman for China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) announced that the NPC Standing Committee is scheduled to review the draft law governing foreign NGOs operating in China.
Draft NGO Law
A Roundup of Reactions
In April, the Chinese government made available for comment the draft of a proposed Foreign NGO Management Law, which, if enacted as is, could significantly impact the work of foreign NGOs currently operating in China. In the weeks since the draft was published, there’s been much discussion and analysis of...
A New Day for Foreign NGOs?
For decades foreign NGOs trying to work in China have struggled with a lack of legal framework. Rumors have abounded about legislation that was “just around the corner,” but which never seemed to see the light of day.
A New NGO Law Coming?
On January 16, 2015, the magazine China Briefing reported that a new Charity Law, which has been in the drafting stage for months has finally been introduced as a bill in the National People’s Congress (NPC). The establishment of laws governing social organizations (NGOs) has long been rumored and hoped...