Overseas NGOs register in Tianjin, Liaoning and Shandong
Three overseas NGOs recently registered in Tianjin, Liaoning and Shandong provinces. In Tianjin the overseas NGO management office of the local PSB recently issued registration credentials and chief representative certificates to the Philip Hayden Foundation. As has become the norm a celebratory event was held, at which the chief representative of the Foundation thanked the office and stated that the foundation would carry out its activities strictly in accordance with the law and passionately contribute to the development of charity in Tianjin. In Liaoning, it was the Canada China Agriculture Friendship Society that successfully registered its representative office. The chief of the organization’s headquarters, Mr. Yu Yiran, presented a banner to …read more
Our Registration Story: The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Following TNC’s successful registration in Beijing, chief representative Joyce Ma talks to the Center for Charity Law about her organization’s history in China, how it faced the challenge of registering under the new law, and its plans for the future.
Oxfam and two more overseas NGOs register in Beijing
Three overseas NGOs were recently awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates by the Beijing Public Security Bureau in Beijing, including the SportAccord Asia-Pacific Headquarters (Macau), Oxfam (Hong Kong) and the France Export Céréales. For Oxfam this is the fourth registration in China, after registering representative offices in Guangdong, Gansu and Yunnan earlier this year. Yan Dongsheng, director of the Overseas NGOs Management Office of the Beijing Public Security Bureau, congratulated the three organizations on the successful registration of their Beijing representative offices. He assured that the public security organs will continue to facilitate ONGOs’ activities, and safeguard their legitimate rights and interests in China. Meanwhile, he also expressed his hope that ONGOs will carry …read more
Statistics on ONGOs’ Registrations and Temporary Activities, January to August
This article offers an overview of the statistics on Overseas NGOs registering in China under the new legal framework, looking at the period from January until August 2017.
Dr. Wang Chao (Save the Children): the Future of China’s Overseas NGOs
A talk by Wang Chao, Save the Children’s chief representative in China, discussing what the future will hold for international charities working in the Middle Kingdom.
Overseas NGOs register in Beijing, Inner Mongolia, Henan and Zhejiang
A number of overseas NGOs have recently completed their registrations throughout China. Eight overseas NGOs were recently awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates in Beijing, including the Fédération Française de Football office (FR), Junior Achievement (U.S), the Wildlife Conservation Society (U.S), the U.S Meat Export Federation (U.S), the Sun Culture Foundation (HK), the World Steel Association (BE), the Korea Chamber of Commerce & industry (KR) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce And Industry (IN). Junior Achievement’s Beijing office presented a thank-you banner to the municipal PSB for their warm and efficient services. In Inner Mongolia, the overseas NGO management office of the local PSB issued registration credentials and …read more
Professor Jia Xijin: the First Six Months of the ONGO Law’s Implementation
This talk by Tsinghua professor Jia Xijin looks at the first half-year of the Overseas NGO Law’s implementation, and how overseas NGOs can face the challenges they encounter when trying to register.
Dr. Zhang Lingxiao’s Presentation on the ONGO Law
A presentation by Dr. Zhang Lingxiao, Director of the Jingshi Law Firm, given during CDB’s recent workshop on the registration of foreign NGOs. It focuses on the legal practicalities related to the Overseas NGO Law.
Professional Supervisory Unit issues procedures for partnering with Overseas NGOs
The State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development issued two documents on August 22, clarifying the procedures for overseas NGOs that want to apply for the Office to serve as their professional supervisory unit (PSU) or as their Chinese partner unit (CPU) for filing temporary activities. The first document, entitled “Work Measures for Processing Foreign NGOs’ Professional Supervisory Unit Applications and Related Matters (Trial)”, outlines the procedures for foreign NGOs that wish to make the Office the PSU for their representative office, while the second document, “Work Measures for Foreign NGOs’ Temporary Activity Filings and Related Matters (Trial)”, explains the procedures for filing a temporary activity in conjunction …read more
Our Registration Story: the Ford Foundation
An interview with Elizabeth Knupp, the Ford Foundation’s chief representative in China, about the Ford Foundation’s experience registering in China under the Overseas NGO Law and its future plans in the country.
Overseas NGOs register in Fujian and Sichuan
A certificate-issuing ceremony was held by the Administration Office of Overseas NGOs of the Fujian Public Security Bureau. During the event, three Taiwanese NGOs were granted certificates for their representative offices. The NGOs that registered are the Chinese Art of Tea Craft Union, the Chinese Youth Volunteer Association and a chamber of commerce. The Fujian Provincial Department of Civil Affairs, Agriculture, and Commerce also attended the event. According to a representative of the PSB, the registrations of Taiwanese NGOs in Fujian is beneficial for promoting non-governmental exchanges and cooperation in economic and social development across the Taiwan Strait. He expressed his hope that Taiwanese NGOs will actively expand friendly exchanges between citizens by conducting …read more
Registering and Working in China – an Interview with Albert Yu, World Vision
In this exclusive interview with CDB, operations director of World Vision China Albert Yu speaks about his organization’s important work in China, and its successful efforts to register in the country following the passing of the Overseas NGO Law.
CDB holds workshop on the registration of overseas NGOs in China
A workshop on the registration of overseas NGOs in China took place in Beijing on July 28, organized by China Development Brief, with nearly 80 representatives from different overseas NGOs attending the event. Speakers including important figures in overseas NGOs, legal experts and academics took the stage in turn and shared their views and discussed the challenges faced during the registration process. Dr. Jia Xijing, from Tsinghua University, presented her observations on the first half-year of the ONGO law’s enforcement. She believes that the growth in the number of ONGOs’ representative offices in China will remain relatively stable over the coming period of time. Mr. Albert Yu, the operations director of Word Vision, …read more
Operation Smile, Oxfam and another six overseas NGOs register in Yunnan
Yunnan’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) has awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates to the Yunnan representative offices of eight overseas NGOs on July 27th. In addition to Oxfam (HK), which had already registered in Guangdong an Gansu, other organizations to register include Operation Smile (USA), Bless China International (USA), China California Heart Watch (USA), Morningstar (HK) and the Salvation Army (HK). After the ceremony, the Overseas Nongovernmental Organization Management Office of the PSB held separate talks with the representatives of Morningstar and Oxfam. The two NGOs thanked the office for its work and support, and reiterated that they would keep a close contact with the management office and conduct …read more
Plan International registers in Shanxi
It was recently reported that Plan International, the well-known global organization that works for the safeguarding of children, has successfully registered a representative office in Shanxi province. Plan International was established in Spain in 1937 by a British journalist and a British aid worker, in order to help the children whose lives had been destroyed by the Spanish Civil War. Since launching its first cooperative project in China in 1995, Plan International has actively cooperated with local governments, women’s federations and other departments, investing millions of dollars to help tens of thousands of children. The representatives of Plan International spoke highly of the work and attitude of the Overseas NGOs Management …read more
The Ford Foundation and other 14 overseas NGOs register in Beijing
Beijing’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) has awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates to the Beijing representative offices of 15 overseas NGOs on June 30th. In addition to the Ford Foundation, other organizations registered included Give2Asia (USA), the Asia Foundation (USA), the Caterpillar Foundation (USA), the Environmental Defense Fund (USA), the Motion Picture Association of America, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (Switzerland), the Pacific Asia Travel Association (USA), the United States Information Technology Office, the China Cable Chamber of Commerce (Hong Kong), the World Trade Centers Association, the Japan-China Investment Promotion Organization (Japan), the Japan Iron and Steel Federation and the Korean Film Council. Officials from the Ministry …read more