American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine registers representative office in Hainan
The overseas NGO management office of the Hainan public security department recently issued a registration certificate to the Hainan representative office of the American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M). The head of the Hainan health committee and the chief representative of the Hainan representative office of A4M both attended the ceremony. The head of the overseas NGO management office first congratulated A4M on successfully registering their representative office, and then put forward three working requirements: First of all, they should strictly follow the OGO Management Law to carry out activities in China, and help the construction of Hainan’s free trade zone. Secondly, A4M should submit an annual activity plan and …read more
Nankai University Education Foundation thanks the Tianjin PSB for its help with overseas NGO cooperation
The Ministry of Public Security’s official WeChat account has reported that the Nankai University Education Foundation recently visited the overseas NGOs administration office of the Tianjin Public Security Bureau, and presented them with a banner to thank them for their services and express their respect for the bureau’s work style of “being practical, doing good things, and solving difficulties”. The Nankai University Education Foundation has long been cooperating with more than 10 overseas NGOs to donate money for education. These organizations provide scholarships of millions of Yuan for students in poverty every year, making a great contribution to the development of education and public welfare in Nankai University. However, it was reported …read more
Points of No Return – an Interview with Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace
In this wide-ranging interview with CDB, the International Executive Director of Greenpeace Jennifer Morgan discusses her organization’s strategies in China and worldwide, the importance of fighting climate change and preserving biodiversity and the fallout from the Paris agreement.
Temporary Activities: the New Normal for International NGOs in China?
While it remains complicated for overseas NGOs to register a representative office in China, conducting “temporary activities” is becoming a popular solution, even for organizations that want to work in the country for the long-term.
List of fields of activity and supervisory units for overseas NGOs updated for 2019
An updated version of the “List of Fields of Activity, Categories of Projects and Professional Supervisory Units (PSUs) for Overseas NGOs Carrying out Activities in Mainland China” has been published by China’s Ministry of Public Security. The original version was published in December 2016, and translated by CDB. The updated version for 2019 includes 8 major fields of activity, 65 sub-fields and 237 primary projects. Compared to the original version the number of sub-fields has increased by 13, while the number of primary projects has increased by 45. The new sub-fields of activity include (among others) civil aviation, natural resources and market supervision in the economics field, quality control in …read more
Second “Silk Road NGO Cooperation Network Forum” held in Beijing
The second Silk Road NGO Cooperation Network Forum was held in Beijing on April 27 and 28. 170 Chinese and international NGOs from 22 countries and areas participated in the forum. Over the next two years, the Cooperation Network has committed to emphasize the “Silk Road Family” initiative (丝路一家亲), promote the establishment of 500 NGO partnerships between Silk Road participating countries and China, and carry out 200 “livelihood projects” (民生项目)。 The minister of the Central Committee of CPC International Department Song Tao commented during the Forum that in order for cooperative development between China and the countries of the former Silk Road to take place, people from all walks of life …read more
Japanese NGO Green Net registers in Inner Mongolia
The Public Security Bureau of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region recently issued the Japanese NGO Green Net with its registration certificate. During the ceremony Otaki Takashi, the chief representative of the Inner Mongolia office of the Green Net, introduced the organization’s sand control and greening projects in the Horqin Sandy Land. He assured that the organization would carry out projects and activities according to the law, strengthen cross-national cooperation in the prevention and control of desertification, and make a positive contribution to ecological protection in Inner Mongolia. The person in charge of the overseas NGO management office of the PSB affirmed the outstanding achievements of the Green Net in sand prevention and …read more
Italy’s AIFO starts innovative mental health training program in Heilongjiang
The Heilongjiang representative office of the Italian Association “Amici di Raoul Follereau” (AIFO) recently organized a training program in Harbin, in cooperation with the Ha’erbin City Mental Health Prevention and Cure Office. The program aims to promote the integration of mental health with primary medical services and assist patients with mental disorders to better engage in society. The AIFO especially invited two Italian experts in mental health to provide lectures. Twelve lecturers from different research areas including psychiatry, psychology, social work and education attended the opening ceremony. The training program includes an introduction to the Italian mental health service model, community rehabilitation and psychological support for patients with mental disorders, and …read more
The Ford Foundation: 15 years of educational funding projects in China
A review of the Ford Foundation’s grant-making in education in China from 2001 to 2016.
State media seeks to reassure overseas NGOs
Haiwainet.com, the overseas edition of the People’s Daily, has published an article claiming that overseas NGOs in China have nothing to worry about as long as they follow the law. This comes in the wake of the detention of two Canadians in China on December 13, at least one of whom was accused of working for an unregistered overseas NGO. The article is entitled “Canadian citizen detained in China, what are overseas NGOs panicking about? (加拿大公民在华被拘 境外非政府组织慌什么?) As the Haiwainet article reminds us, at the regular press conference of the Chinese Foreign Ministry on December 12, ministry spokesman Lu Kang claimed that the detention of former Canadian diplomat and full-time expert consultant of …read more
Beijing’s Public Security Bureau Explains the Overseas NGO Law
A translation of the talk given by an official from the NGO Management Office of Beijing’s PSB at CDB’s recent forum, including an extremely detailed rundown of the legal requirements for overseas NGOs based on the practical problems encountered over the last years.
Professor Jia Xijin: Two Years of the Overseas NGO Law
Tsinghua Professor Jia Xijin’s talk from CDB’s recent forum for Overseas NGOs.
BSK International registers in Fujian province
BSK International, from Germany, has become the latest overseas NGO to register in China, opening its representative office in Xiamen, Fujian province. The chief representatives of the association expressed gratitude to the PSB for its efficient work and support, and said that they will abide by regulations while carrying out activities. They also assured that they will promote exchanges and cooperation between Germany and China, and make a contribution to the development of education. BSK International is a non-profit organization, established in Berlin, which aims at International academic exchange. BSK International constantly strives towards international academic exchange and cooperation, especially between universities and colleges in China and public universities in …read more
Elizabeth Knup: the Ford Foundation’s Future in China
A translation of the talk that Ms. Elizabeth Knup, the Ford Foundation’s chief representative in China, gave at CDB’s forum on the 6th of November.
CDB holds forum for overseas NGOs
We are pleased to report that China Development Brief’s third forum for overseas NGOs was successfully held in Beijing on the 6th and 7th of November. Entitled “China’s Overseas NGO Law Two Years On”, the forum attracted an audience of over 100 people, mostly representatives of overseas NGOs that work or intend to work in China, as well as academics, embassy staff and journalists. The two-day event featured talks, panel discussions and Q&A sessions. The main focus was the administrative and operational challenges that overseas NGOs face while working under the new legal framework. CDB hosted two similar events in 2017, focusing more specifically on the registration procedures for overseas …read more
40 Years of Chinese Charity in Different Phases
A personal attempt to summarise the course of the last 40 years of philanthropy in China, from the Reform and Opening Up until the present day.
Hong Kong’s China Star Light Charity Fund Association registers in Zhejiang
The China Star Light Charity Fund Association from Hong Kong has become the latest overseas NGO to register in Mainland China, opening its representative office in Zhejiang province. The chief representatives of the association expressed gratitude to the PSB for its efficient work and support, and said that they will abide by regulations while carrying out activities. They also assured that they will make a contribution to the development of philanthropy in Zhejiang province and strengthen the links between Hong Kong and the Mainland of China. The China Star Light Charity Fund Association has many projects centred on China, covering a wide range of philanthropic areas. One of the key projects …read more