Surveying China's newly enacted NGO law
Pittman, Joann. “Foreign NGO management law: how might it affect you?” ChinaSource, 25 April 2016.
Fulton, Brent. “The new normal for faith-based, foreign NGOs in China: key provisions of the new law.” China Source, 4 May 2016.
English translation of the law here.
Overseas NGO law FAQs. “This law will potentially have a very significant negative impact on grassroots organizations.”
Newly adopted foreign NGO law should be repealed, UN [human rights] experts urge: “We fear that the excessively broad and vague provisions, and administrative discretion given to the authorities in regulating the work of foreign NGOs can be wielded as tools to intimidate, and even suppress, dissenting views and opinions in the country.”
Chin, Josh. “China poised to approve crackdown on foreign NGOs.” Wall Street Journal (26 April 2016).
Sidel, Mark. “It just got harder to make a difference in China.” Foreign Policy (29 April 2016). “…the result of significant political tightening in China… in most respects it retains the dragonian nature of the [earliest] draft, with some minor revisions…”
Wong, Edward. “Clampdown in China restricts 7,000 foreign organizations.” New York Times (28 April 2016). “…took a major step… to impose greater control and limit Wester influences on Chinese societies… restricting the work of foreign organizations and their local partners, mainly through police supervision… organizations that do not receive official approval will be forced to stop operating in the country.”
Wong, Edward. “US denounces Chinese law restricting foreign organizations.” New York Times (29 April 2016). “American leaders and interest groups have sharply criticized…”
Ford, Peter. “Behind global crackdown on NGOs, recognition of their power.” Christian Science Monitor (25 April 2016). “Beijing is not leading the international pack in political repression. Instead, it is playing catch-up.”
“Activists criticize China’s new NGO law.” CNN Video.
“China Voice: no need to overreact to China’s overseas NGO law.” Xinhuanet (4 May 2016).
22 Apr 2016. Sidel, Mark. “China: the overseas NGO management law returns, with a new strategy.” Alliance Magazine.
Belkin, Ira and Jerome Cohen. “Will China close its doors?” New York Times Op-Ed (1 June 2015). Looks at the original draft of the law.