International NGOs in China: Through a Law, Darkly

At the invitation of the folks from LinkedIn, I am experimenting with blogging on their platform. One of the first posts I’ve placed on the site is one that examines the meaning of the upcoming legislation on international NGOs in China.

My prognosis for the law itself is not cheery – no surprise to anyone following the current regulatory climate in Beijing. Nonetheless, the piece is not a screed against the Chinese government as much as it is a warning to NGOs to prepare in advance for the government to be more meddlesome.

If you are not on LinkedIn, Dan Harris at the superb China Law Blog reprinted the post in its entirety, with some very generous prefatory comments.

I’ve got another article in the works on NGOs in China, so any thoughts you might have on this one would be welcome. .

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