BEIJING, May 1 (Xinhua) -- The new law on overseas NGOs is necessary to ensure their responsible operation on the Chinese mainland, according to a commentary carried by the People's Daily on Sunday.
While the article claimed that "China has always welcomed overseas NGOs operating and developing friendly exchanges in the country," it also said that the lack of laws covering NGOs has led to problems.
The state-published People's Daily said a number of foreign NGOs had engaged in crimes undermining China's national security and interests under the guise of exchanges and cooperation.
Adopted by China's top legislature on Thursday, the new law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
That has left enough time for overseas NGOs to understand their obligations and for authorities to prepare to smoothly implement the law, according to the article.
BEIJING, April 29 (Xinhua) -- China hopes for a positive and objective attitude from relevant countries toward a new law on regulating overseas NGOs, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.
Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks at a routine press briefing in response to concerns voiced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry over the law.Full Story
BEIJING, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Overseas NGOs must secure approval from Chinese authorities before they can operate on the Chinese mainland, according to a new law adopted by China's top legislature Thursday.
This applies whether they are planning to open permanent offices or operate temporarily, according to the law, which was adopted at the bi-monthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.Full Story