FAQ: China’s 2016 Charity Law


The 2016 Charity Law is the first law to regulate domestic charitable organizations and their activities in the People’s Republic of China. It is relevant to any entity working in philanthropic, charitable, and nonprofit spaces in China. These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) provide general information in response to some of the most common questions about the law.

More information about the Charity Law can be found in the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law’s China Philanthropy Law Report. An unofficial bilingual version of the Charity Law is available here.