NGOs Must Follow the Law in China

By Clifford Hwang

On his first visit to the United States, President Xi Jinping of China broached a variety of topics including cybercrime, U.S.-China relations, and NGOs. At his first stop in Seattle, the Chinese President noted that foreign organizations must comply with the law when carrying out activities. This comes amidst the background of fears of crackdown on foreign non-governmental organizations. Recently, more than 130 lawyers have been hauled in for questioning, and there is an expectation that a law covering operation of foreign charities and business associations will be passed this year. Drafts of this law have elicited concern that references to “security” will give broad discretion to the government. For more information see the full article here.