How are NGOs regulated in China?
The legal framework of NGOs in China mainly consists of four regulations:
the Regulations on the Management of Foundations (1988);
the Provisional Regulations on the Management of Foreign Chambers of Commerce (1989);
the Regulation on Social Organization Registration Management (1998); and
the Provisional Regulations on the Registration and Management of Civil Non-Enterprise Organizations.
These four regulations provide the basic legal requirements for the registration and operation of NGOs.