China

ICNL’s resources and information on China.

Overview

ICNL has provided technical assistance on the legal framework for nonprofits, foundations, and charities; served as a resource to Chinese agencies, academic institutions, and foreign donors on key issues of philanthropic and nonprofit law and policy; supported research on China’s complex and changing legal and policy framework for the nonprofit and philanthropic sector; and assisted on the policy framework for disaster response, among other issues. Most recently, ICNL has sought to raise awareness of the impact and implementation of China’s Overseas NGO Law.

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Civic Freedom Monitor

China

Last updated: 24 April 2021

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Global Grantmaking Country Notes

In partnership with the Council on Foundations, ICNL maintains reports on thirty-four countries that help U.S grantmakers undertake equivalency determinations for foreign grantees. The reports in this series describe the legal frameworks for nonprofit organizations and provide translations of relevant legislative provisions.

Philanthropy Law Report

Philanthropy has a rich and varied history in China, but a complicated legal framework. This report explores the current state of laws and regulations affecting philanthropy, unpacking the history, and the present-day legal environment. The report is supplemented with a series of infographics, and other materials provide more context on civil society and philanthropy in China.

Resources

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News

China Creating New Law on Volunteering

China Creating New Law on Volunteering
China is drafting a national law on volunteer services to protect volunteers' rights and encourage more people to volunteer. Lawmakers ... Read More

ICNL Co-Organizes Comparative Seminar on International Charity Law in Beijing, China

ICNL Co-Organizes Comparative Seminar on International Charity Law in Beijing, China
In October 2004, the China Charity Federation organized a comparative seminar on international charity law. Co-organizers included ICNL, the Brigham ... Read More

Himalayan Foundation Publishes Chinese Version of the World Bank Handbook

Himalayan Foundation Publishes Chinese Version of the World Bank Handbook
At a seminar in Taiwan, the Himalayan Foundation proudly presented a Chinese translation of the World Bank Handbook on Good ... Read More
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