Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Speaking in New York City on July 11 on New Legal Landscape for NGOs in China

I'll be speaking next week in New York City on the latest legislation for NGOs in China. Below is the official notice from the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations. I hope to see some of you there. 

The New Legal Landscape for NGOs in China: Opportunities and Challenges? With Dr. Shawn Shieh on Monday, July 11 in New York City

In recent months, the Chinese authorities have issued a Charity Law approximately ten years in the making, an Overseas NGO Management Law, with a much shorter gestation, and most recently drafts of regulations for the registration of foundations and social service organizations.  Please join us for a discussion of the implications of these laws and regulations - how they open up opportunities at the same time that they pose challenges, for both foreign and domestic Chinese NGOs.  Dr. Shawn Shieh, deputy director of China Labour Bulletin (CLB) in Hong Kong, will lead the discussion.  From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Shieh lived in Beijing where directed English-language operations for China Development Brief (CDB), a bilingual, independent media and research platform covering China’s civil society and philanthropy sector.  

The meeting will be held at the National Committee office, 6 East 43rd Street (between Fifth and Madison), 24th Floor, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11.  Building security is quite strict, so we are required to submit a name list in advance.  Please RSVP by replying to  by 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10.

This event is part of an ongoing series of discussions we have convened since the second draft of the International NGO Law was issued in spring 2015.

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