This article published by the Communist Party’s mouthpiece reflects one important official position on the management of social organizations. It notes that there are now several experiments ongoing in China (e.g. Shenzhen and Beijing) that will allow social organizations to register directly without a professional supervisory unit. It also notes that in the past, supervisory units were not always consistent in their work. Sometimes they were too lax, other times too strict. It warns that the government should take seriously its role in managing social organizations to better develop the sector and ensure that these organizations act according to the law. In other words, “untying” these organizations by allowing them to register directly should not mean that the government should relax their supervisory responsibilities.