Keyword: Overseas NGOs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hong Kong NGOs Registering in Mainland China: an Analysis

Hong Kong NGOs Registering in Mainland China: an Analysis

This article presents a detailed analysis of how Hong Kong NGOs have fared in registering and running temporary activities in Mainland China since the Overseas NGO Law was implemented.

A Statistical Analysis of the Implementation of the ONGO Law

A Statistical Analysis of the Implementation of the ONGO Law

This article provides an insightful analysis on the registration of overseas NGOs in China since the new law was passed, accompanied with numerous graphs and statistics.

The Comprehensive List of Overseas NGOs Registered in China

The Comprehensive List of Overseas NGOs Registered in China

The complete list of overseas NGOs that have succeeded in registering a representative office in China since the Overseas NGO Law came out.

New Government Document on Managing RMB Bank Accounts for Overseas NGOs

New Government Document on Managing RMB Bank Accounts for Overseas NGOs

CDB’s translation of a recent notice by the People’s Bank of China and the Ministry of Public Security on the management of RMB bank accounts for the representative offices of overseas NGOs.

Two overseas NGOs register in Shanxi

Two overseas NGOs register in Shanxi

It was reported two days ago that Shanxi’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates to the representative offices of two overseas NGOs, the Hong Kong Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce and the well-known US organization Global Volunteers. A ceremony was held to mark the occasion, attended by officials from the PSB and the Education and Commerce departments.   The person in charge of Shanxi’s PSB congratulated these first two overseas NGOs to register and said that, as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, Shanxi will definitely play an important role in China’s “One Belt and One Road” initiatives. He reiterated that the …read more

The Development Organization of Rural Sichuan (UK) successfully registers

The Development Organization of Rural Sichuan (UK) successfully registers

It has been reported that the Development Organization of Rural Sichuan (DORS), a British organization, succeeded in registering in Sichuan in April, 2017. The organization aims to promote the long-term sustainable development of rural Sichuan by operating village-wide integrated development projects. It launches integrated development and service programs based on the need of villagers, particularly focusing on women, children, the elder, destitute families and other disadvantaged groups. Back in 1988, when the organization’s founder Rose Acock visited China, the poverty and hardship faced by farmers in rural China struck her and planted the seed of making a difference in her head. A year after registering in the UK in 1996, …read more

Five overseas NGOs register in Beijing

It was reported yesterday that Beijing’s Public Security Bureau (PSB) recently awarded registration credentials and chief representative certificates to the Beijing representative offices of five overseas NGOs. In addition to the Nature Conservancy, on whose registration we already reported last week, the other four are the Business Software Alliance (USA), Mongolia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, and the Korean Copyright Commission. A ceremony was held to mark the occasion, attended by an official from the State Forestry Administration as a representative of the professional supervisory units.The overseas NGOs management office of the Beijing’s PSB and the representative of the State Forestry Administration awarded the registration credentials to …read more

The Ministry of Public Security provides clarifications on the Overseas NGO Law

The Ministry of Public Security provides clarifications on the Overseas NGO Law

A briefing was held by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau in Shanghai last Tuesday (November 8th), in order to inform various consulate generals of the preparatory work for the implementation of the PRC’s law on the Management of the Activities of Overseas NGOs within Mainland China. Some outstanding issues were addressed during the briefing, including whether there can be a “transitional period” or a “period of grace” after the law is implemented, if overseas NGOs can conduct activities in different regions and how to determine the competent agency when an overseas NGO works in different fields. Regarding the question of whether there …read more

International NGOs Worry over Finding Sponsors

International NGOs Worry over Finding Sponsors

China’s new law on the management of international NGOs will soon come into force. In this article the author discusses her concern that it may be difficult for foreign NGOs to find a sponsor and obtain legal status in China.

Draft of the Guidelines for the Registration and Temporary Activities of Overseas NGOs released

Draft of the Guidelines for the Registration and Temporary Activities of Overseas NGOs released

A forum for overseas NGOs was held by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau in Shanghai on October 14th. During the forum it was announced that a draft version of the “Guidelines for the Registration and Temporary Activities of Overseas NGOs” has been released in order to receive public feedback. The official and final version will be released before the PRC’s Law on the Management of the Activities of Overseas NGOs within Mainland China is implemented on January 1st, 2017. According to Hao Yunhong, a representative of the Overseas NGOs Management Office, the MPS is paying much attention to the service and management …read more