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The Regulation of Civil Society Organizations in China

International Journal of Civil Society Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 55-84, 2011

CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-5

43 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2011 Last revised: 24 Mar 2011

Karla W. Simon

Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Against the backdrop of the current legal environment for civil society organizations (CSOs/NPOs) in China (describe in the paper), this article outlines current developments that tend to suggest there is an opening of space for operations of those organizations. It has been published in the January 2011 issue of the International Journal of Civil Society Law. The article discusses attempts to make it easier to register social organizations at the provincial level, the registration of the One Foundation in Shenzhen, issues with regard to self-regulation (most of which have yet to be resolved), and new provincial fund-raising regulations adopted in three provinces. It also includes a chart of different approaches to the documentation (bei an) system for the recognition of small local NPOs.

Suggested Citation

Simon, Karla W., The Regulation of Civil Society Organizations in China (2011). International Journal of Civil Society Law, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 55-84, 2011; CUA Columbus School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1781075

Karla W. Simon (Contact Author)

Catholic University of America (CUA) - Columbus School of Law ( email )

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United States

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