12:00-1:45pm. Shortly before a national-security law this summer authorising 'all measures necessary" to protect the country from hostile elements was passed in China, a draft of the first law for regulating foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) was issued in the spring for public comment.
While this law represents progress in seeking to give legal status to NGOs, it will also bring about close monitoring and strict limitations on the operations of foreign and foreign-supported non-profit, nongovernmental organizations, including the obligation for all foreign non-profits to find an official sponsoring organisation, to register with public security authorities, and to report on their activities and funding sources.
While the new law would appear on the surface to be targeted at controlling subversive organisations, the wording of the draft is much broader and directed at all organizations registered abroad as not-for-profit, which include many trade associations and chambers of commerce, scientific and technical associations, educational and cultural institutions, sporting and recreational groups, as well as the many NGOs and foundations working in areas such as environmental protection, poverty-alleviation, health and medical care, disability, gender, child protection, rule of law, migration and labor.
Join us to understand the reach of this new law, its implications for non-profit, non-governmental and charitable work in China, what it means for foreign donors and their CSR programs and more broadly, its relevance for the development of the 'rule of law" and civil society in China.
First 15-20 minutes is for networking
Sandwiches & beverages included
Hosted by the Law Committee