China’s NGOs pushed to improve interaction with public

BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) — The Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Monday that it will push NGOs to hire spokespersons to regularly brief the public.

NGOs should quickly respond to public concerns about issues related to their practice through press conferences or briefings, said An Ning, deputy chief of the ministry’s NGO division.

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China’s New Law on International NGOs – And Questions about Legal Reform

By Stanley Lubman

International non-government organizations (INGOs) have been operating in China in increasing numbers in recent years. Now China has adopted a new law to regulate them. Until now there have been no uniform rules regulating these organizations, and many that are presently active were not registered and have also been operating without offices or permanent staff based in China.