Statistics on ONGOs’ Registrations and Temporary Activities, January to August

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Editor’s Note

This article was originally published by the Office of Overseas NGOs of the Ministry of Public Security, and translated into English by CDB. Some parts have been cut out from our translation. You can find the original here

1. Where are the NGOs originally registered?

By August 31th 2017, the number of representative offices in Mainland China established by foreign NGOs totalled 186. 74.2% of these NGOs were registered in the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany and South Korea, the five top places of origin.

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Detailed Statistics

No.Countries/Regions

Number

of Offices

1United States52
2Hong Kong42
3Japan18
4Germany13
5South Korea13
6United Kingdom9
7Taiwan6
8Switzerland6
9France4
10Canada5
11Australia3
12Macau3
13United Arab Emirates1
14Denmark1
15Russia1
16Malaysia1
17Mongolia1
18Turkey1
19Spain1
20New Zealand1
21India1
22Belgium1
23Italy1
24Singapore1
Total186

 

2. Where did they register in China?

The top five registration spots are Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan, Guangdong and Tianjin, accounting for 74.2% of the 186 representative offices.

 

Detailed Statistics

No.Site of RegistrationNumber of Registered Organizations
1Beijing65
2Shanghai35
3Yunnan17
4Guangdong13
5Tianjin8
6Sichuan6
7Liaoning6
8Gansu4
9Shandong4
10Fujian4
11Hunan3
12Jiangsu3
13Shanxi3
14Chongqing3
15Guangxi3
16Hubei2
17Guizhou1
18Heilongjiang1
19Jiangxi1
20Tibet1
21Inner Monglia1
22Henan1
23Zhejiang1
Total186

 

3. Who are the Professional Supervisory Units?

A. In Total

The top five PSUs are the ministries of commerce, education and civil affairs, the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, which all together can boast 74.7% of the representative offices.

 

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Detailed Statistics

No.Professional Supervisory UnitsNumber

of Offices

1Departments of Commerce74
2Departments of Civil Affairs27
3National Health and Family Planning Commission22
4Departments of Education8
5Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries8
6Departments of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television7
7National Development and Reform Commission5
8Departments of Forestry6
9Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council4
10Departments of Environmental Protection4
11Departments of Poverty Alleviation and Development3
12Departments of Poverty Alleviation and Resettlement2
13Women’s Association2
14Commission of Economy and Informatization2
15Ministry of Agriculture2
16Trade Union1
17State Ethnic Affairs Commission1
18Departments of Sports1
19Departments of Land and Resources1
20Departments of Science and Technology1
21Departments of Foreign Affairs1
22China International Exchange Association1
23Departments of Tourism1
24China Disabled Persons’ Federation1
25State Post and Telecommunication Bureau1
Total186

 

B. At the ministerial level

55 representative offices are under ministry-level professional supervisory units (PSU), taking up 29.6%, while the provincial PSUs take up 70.4% of the total, with 131 representative offices. The top five PSUs at the ministerial level are the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and the National Development and Reform Commission, accounting for 67.3% of the offices under ministerial PSUs.

 

4. How many new offices and temporary activities have been set up?

From January to August, the average number of new representative offices registered every month was 24.

Monthly statistics for the number of new representative offices:

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Nationwide, 231 temporary activities have been filed for the record.

Monthly statistics for the number of temporary activity filings:

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In Brief

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.
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