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
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
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 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
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
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
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