The List of Fields of Activity, Categories of Projects and Professional Supervisory Units for Overseas NGOs Carrying Out Activities in Mainland China

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FieldSub-fieldPrimary ProjectsProfessional Supervisory Units
EconomyMacro-economic ResearchResearch, exchange and cooperation on economic and social developmentNational Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Finance, and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Evaluation and forecasting on economic and operational activities
Research, exchange and cooperation on industrial norms and standards
Research, exchange and cooperation on subjects related to economic policy-making, implementation and monitoring
Trade and commerce and investment cooperationBusiness liaison, product introduction, market research, policy consultancy, talent training and technology exchangeMinistry of Commerce and corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Research, exchange and cooperation on finance and taxationResearch, exchange and cooperation on financial theory; research, exchange and cooperation on financial theory related to the banking industry and other financial institutionsMinistry of Finance, People’s Bank of China, China Securities Regulatory Commission, China Insurance Regulatory Commission, and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments, China Bank Regulatory Commission and its representative offices at the provincial level
Research, exchange and cooperation on international accounting and auditing theoryMinistry of Finance, National Auditing Office and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Research, exchange and cooperation on international taxation theoryMinistry of Finance, State Administration of Tax and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Research, exchange and cooperation on international statistics theoryNational Bureau of Statistic and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Information and communicationResearch, exchange and cooperation on information and communication theoryMinistry of Industry and Information, The State Internet Information Office and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Agriculture Public interest cooperation projects in rural areasMinistry of Agriculture and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Experimentation on promoting agricultural technology, skills and capacity training
EnergyResearch, exchange and cooperation on international energy planning, policy, standards and monitoringState Energy Administration and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Water conservancyProtection of water resources; conservation of soil and waterMinistry of Water Resources and corresponding organs in the provincial governments
integrated river basin management
Construction and management of reservoir and dam projects
·         Hydrologic investigation, monitoring and forecasting
TransportationResearch, exchange and cooperation on urban public transportationMinistry of Transportation and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Urban and Rural Housing ConstructionResearch, exchange and cooperation on management of housing and urban and rural constructionMinistry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
EconomyIntellectual PropertyResearch, exchange and cooperation on international intellectual property theoryState Intellectual Property Office and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Research, exchange and cooperation on international trademark theoryState Administration of Industry and Commerce, and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
OthersResearch, exchange and cooperation on oversight of technical quality and inspection & quarantine; exchange and cooperation on conflict diamonds and conflict mineralState Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine and its directly subordinated Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureaus and the corresponding organs in provincial governments
Research, exchange and cooperation on express servicesState Postal Bureau and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Research, exchange and cooperation on overseas travelState Tourism Bureau and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Research, exchange and cooperation on safe productionState Administration of Work Safety and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic EducationSupporting the improvement and implementation of educational policiesThe Ministry of Education and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Improving the conditions of schools or providing financial aid to students from families with financial difficulties
Supporting regions and schools to carry out off-campus education and innovation education activities

 

Supporting capacity building for teachers and education managers
Cooperating with regions and schools to enrich the form and content of cultural communication between China and foreign countries

 

Cooperating with regions and schools to carry out educational activities to expand the students’ international perspective
Cooperating with regions and schools to implement educational information construction
Vocational Education and Continuing EducationSupporting cooperation between schools and enterprisesMinistry of Education, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Assist regions and schools to enhance the quality of personnel training
Cooperating with regions and schools to implement educational information construction
Cooperating with the regions and schools to enrich the form and content of cultural dialogue between China and foreign countries
Cooperating to carry out relevant policy research
Supporting capacity building for teachers and educational managers
Higher education

 

 

Cooperating with regions and schools to enrich the form and content of cultural dialogue between China and foreign countries
Promoting exchanges of staff between China and foreign countriesThe Ministry of Education and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments

Ministry of Education, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments

 

Promoting Chinese students to study abroad and foreign students to study in China
Supporting regions and colleges and universities to enhance the quality of higher education
Cooperating to carry out academic dialogue activities
Launching joint research projects
Helping regions and colleges and universities to carry out cooperation and exchanges with the countries in the first line of the “one Belt and one Road” initiative.
Supporting universities to explore and establish credit conversion and mutual recognition systems
Cooperating with colleges and universities to organize and carry out teaching activities.
Providing services in public education, educational law, educational policy research and consulting
Preserving public education infrastructureMinistry of Education, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments

 

 

Carrying out dialogue on public education outcomes
OthersInternational vocational qualification certification examination and exchange and cooperation
International mutual recognition of engineering education and engineering qualifications.

 

Promoting continuing education activities for professionals and technical personnel
Recommending and sending foreign professionals to Chinese educational institutions

 

Promoting communication and cooperation between post-doctors.
Science and TechnologyBasic research projectsMinistry of Science and Technology, China Association for Science and Technology, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
High-end innovation technology programs
Social development science and development programs
Rural science and technology projects
Public science and technology services theory projects
Scientific popularization
Construction of platforms for science and technology services
Policy research on science and technology innovation, research on trends in science and technology development, promotion services
Promotion of scientific and technological development and achievements
Further training for talents in the basic sciences
Communication and cooperation on science and technology
Spreading of scientific and technological knowledge
Culture and ArtsCultural and artistic creation and presentationMinistry of Culture, State Administration of Cultural Relics and corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Cultural and artistic education and training
Public cultural services
Protection of relics and intangible cultural heritage
Internet cultural services
Cultural creation and design services
Cultural and recreational services
Artistic products and related services
Arts agency
Cultural renting services
Cultural exhibition services
International advertisement communication and cooperationState Administration of Industry and Commerce and corresponding organs in the provincial governments
  Radio and FilmDialogue and Cooperation on radio, film and televisionState Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the PRC, National Copyright Administration of the PRC and corresponding organs in the provincial governments
News and Publishing CopyrightForeign copyright authentication
Relating to research and popularization of copyright law
Industrial research on international copyright
HealthDisease Prevention and ControlCooperation for preventing and treating AIDS, tuberculosis and other communicable diseases.The National Health and Family Planning Commission and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Cooperation for preventing and treating chronic communicable diseases
Public HealthResearch and policy consultation on policies, rules and standards for public health
Women and Children’s HealthTechnical services, policy guidelines, educational promotion and training in the area of women and children’s health and reproductive health
Health and AgeingHealth and ageing policy consulting, service systems, construction of a system of long-term care, health education and promotion, training
Disease alleviation and capacity buildingTreatment, alleviation, training and capacity building for cataract, cleft lip and palate, early-onset heart disease in children and other diseases.
Hospital managementCertification and evaluation activities for medical institutions, including hospital evaluations and the rating of hospital’s informatization
Medical technology educationTechnological innovation in the field of health and population
Post-graduate medical education
Training related to continuing medical education
Chinese medicineCommunication, cooperation and development related to Chinese medicineNational Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Food and medicinePolicy advice and technical services related to food safety, medicine, medical equipment, and cosmetics’ supervision and managementState Food and Drug Administration and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
SportsCompetitions and activities related to the OlympicsState Administration of Sports and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Competitions and activities unrelated to the Olympics
Mass physical education activities
Sports industry communication and cooperation
Sports, culture and news communication and cooperation
Sports education and research academic activities
Anti-doping communication and cooperation
School sports competition and activitiesMinistry of Education and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Other sports-related programsState Administration of Sports and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Environmental

Protection

Climate ChangeNational Development and Reform Commission; Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China; National Energy Administration and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Biodiversity ProtectionMinistry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China; Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of The People’s Republic of China; The State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China; Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China; State Oceanic Administration of People’s Republic of China and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Ocean ProtectionEnvironmental protectionState Oceanic Administration of the People’s Republic of China and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Science and technology related to ocean protection
Disaster prevention and relief
Forestry DevelopmentLand greeningState Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Forestry reform
Forestry and climate change
Forest industry development
Forestry goes global
Forest Resource ProtectionManagement concepts and models of state-owned forest farms
Governance and regulation of state-owned forest farms’ forest resources
Mangrove protection, and recovery and restoration of their ecosystem
Sustainable management of forest resources
Training, promotion and capacity building for PEFC (program for the endorsement of forest certification schemes)
Cooperation and exchange programs with countries certified by PEFC
Evaluation of forest ecosystems and of their ecosystem functions
Recovery and management of forest ecosystems demonstration
Protection, recovery, and management of forests for water resources conservation demonstration
Environmental

Protection

Wetland ProtectionDesign concepts of international wetland protection policies, guidance and planningState Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Capacity building for wetland protection
Reasonable use of wetland resources
Promotion, education and public participation for wetland protection
Technological promotion and demonstration of wetland recovery
Wildlife ProtectionWildlife protection and breeding
Capacity building of grassroots protection organizations
Public promotion and education of wildlife protection
Capacity building, promotion, education and technological support for cracking down on illegal wildlife trade
Provision for scientific inquiry and policy suggestions
Desertification ControlDesertification monitoring, and investigation and evaluation of desert ecosystems
Public promotion and education for desertification control
Scientific research on the protection, recovery and restoration of desert ecosystems
Promotion for the policies, guidance and planning of desertification and land degradation control, and environmental protection around the globe
Cross-border cooperation for sandstorm monitoring, early warning and control
Community participation and construction for desert ecosystems, desertification control, and resource exploration and utilization
Construction of Nature Reserves, National Parks, Scenic Areas and Forest ParksPublic education and communal involvement in nature reserve constructionNational Development and Reform Commission; Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China; Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of The People’s Republic of China; State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China; Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China; State Oceanic Administration of People’s Republic of China and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Ecotourism of nature reserves
Scientific research on nature reserves (experimental areas only)
Monitoring and patrolling of nature reserves (experimental areas only)
Protection and utilization of scenic areas
Planning, construction and management of scenic areas
Cooperation and research on construction and management of national parks
Forest parks construction, and management and capacity building
Pollution ControlWater pollution controlMinistry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Air pollution control
Land pollution control
Noise and light pollution control
Environmental monitoring
Legislation and law enforcement on environmental pollution
Response to environmental emergencies
Promotion and education of environmental protection
Meteorological ServicesMeteorological monitoring, predictions, services, consultancy and cooperationChina Meteorological Administration and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Poverty Alleviation, Disaster Relief and othersSocial reliefResearch and communication on social relief policyThe Ministry of Civil Affairs and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Case by case assistance for targets of social relief
Training for professionals of social relief
Organization and implementation and other auxiliary work of social relief
Social welfareSocial welfare policy research, planning and consultation
Charity development
Development of elderly care
Child welfare development
Social affairs and social workCommunity governance and community service
Social work
Voluntary services
Minors protection
Disaster prevention, mitigation and reliefKnowledge promotion and skills training for disaster prevention, mitigation and relief
Donations
International communication and cooperation
Poverty Alleviation and ReductionThe State Council Poverty Alleviation Office and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Work for the disabledRehabilitation of disabled peopleChina Disabled Persons’ Federation,the Ministry of Civil Affairs,

the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security,

the corresponding organs of the provincial governments and the provincial disabled persons’ federations

OthersLegal ServicesManagement and capacity building for lawyersMinistry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China and the justice departments of provincial people’s governments
Legal assistance
Mediation of disputes
Publicity and Education on the Rule of Law
Women’s Development and Gender EqualityGender EqualityAll-China’s Women Federation and provincial women federations
Women’s Development
Trade Union WorkResearch and cooperationAll-China Federation of Trade Unions and provincial trade unions
Social Organization Research, Communication and CooperationResearch on social organization managementMinistry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China and administrative departments of provincial people’s governments
Communication and cooperation on social organization management
Communication in the Field of Overseas Chinese AffairsInternational activities organized in China related to overseas ChineseOverseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
OthersHuman Resources and Social SecurityResearch on policies of human resources and social securityMinistry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Public Career Planning, Policy Research and Consultancy
Research, Communication and Cooperation on the Importation of Foreign ExpertsDevelopment plans, laws and regulations, policy research, consultancy, promotion and education on the introduction of foreign expertsState Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments
Cooperation on introducing foreign experts and intellectual dialogue, and promotion of the achievements
Going abroad for official training, exchange and promotion of the achievements
Exchange and cooperation for programs to introduce advanced foreign knowledge systems and promotion of the achievements
Movement of IndividualsResearch, communication and cooperation on the movement of individuals; laws and regulations, policy research, communication and cooperation, promotion and education on the administration of and provision of services to foreignersMinistry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China, State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the corresponding organs in the provincial governments

 

1. This list is issued in accordance with Article 3, 11 and 34 of the “PRC Law on the Management of the Activities of Overseas NGOs within Mainland China”, for the purpose of guiding overseas’ NGOs to lawfully carry out activities within China.

2. Those overseas NGOs who wish to set up representative offices within China should, based on their scope of operation, geographic areas of activities and the specific needs arising from these activities, confirm a professional supervisory unit in accordance with this List. Upon acquiring consent from the professional supervisory units, they should apply for registration with the public security organs in the provincial level government where the representative offices are to be located.

3. Should the overseas NGO’s activities cover multiple fields, one professional supervisory unit should be determined and selected in accordance with their primary field of activities and chief scope of operations. With respect to the other activities falling outside of the primary field, the primary professional supervisory unit may consult with relevant departments, who in turn should actively cooperate and jointly provide services and supervision (to overseas NGOs).

4. Based on this List and local conditions, the public security organs at the provincial level should coordinate with relevant agencies in researching, issuing and publishing a local version of the “List of Fields of Activity, Categories of Projects and Professional Supervisory Units for Overseas NGOs” to provide guidance for overseas NGOs to lawfully carry out activities within China.

5. This List will be adjusted and modified as needed in response to actual conditions and changes occurring in the course of overseas NGOs carrying out activities within China.

 

For the original Chinese version of this list, see here.

In Brief

CDB’s English translation of the newly released list of supervisory units for overseas NGOs operating in Mainland China.
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