Saturday, April 30, 2016

Jeff Brown — Baba Beijing lowers the communist boom on foreign NGOs

Last year, I reported about the draft law proposed during the National People’s Congress (NPC), March 2015, to govern the activities of foreign NGOs (FNGOs) in China. Every law proposed in China is published for public comments, from both Chinese citizens and outsiders. This proposed FNGO law created such a hue and cry among Western governments and agencies, bordering on apoplexy, that the NPC tabled it for further review and consultation. China’s law was largely based on Russia’s FNGO law passed previously, and which was also largely adopted by India.
In the interim, China’s NPC passed a comprehensive update to its National Security Law, which has many common features with the FNGO legislation.
A year later, it’s official. On April 28th, China’s new “Management of Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations”, was signed into law by the NPC Standing Committee.…
Turning up the heat on foreign NGOs operating in the PRC in order to foil attempts at color revolution. Russia and India have taken similar steps.

China Rising
Baba Beijing lowers the communist boom on foreign NGOs-China Rising Radio Sinoland 16.4.30
Jeff Brown

See also

Legally India
China learns from India, passes law to restrict foreign NGOs
Gaurav Sharma, IANS

World Politics Review (May 18, 2015)
Foreign NGOs Hamstrung by Indian Funding Regulations

Of course, the US also has laws against subversion and requires registration for foreign agents.

There is also a push on to push out PRC-sponsored US branches of the Confucius Institute, which teach Chinese language and culture in US universities.
Lawmakers are investigating whether academic freedom is being threatened at universities building campuses in China and partnering with the Chinese on "Confucius institutes" in the U.S.
Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., chairman of a House subcommittee focusing on human rights, said at a hearing before the panel Thursday that he will seek a Governmental Accountability Office study of agreements between U.S. universities and China that allow China to promote its culture and language here through education programs it supervises and finances.
Smith said Congress could decide to withhold money for the Education Department or for State Department exchange programs if it decides the Chinese-sponsored efforts are compromising academic freedoms in the U.S.
"I think we can all agree that U.S. colleges and universities should not be outsourcing academic control, faculty and student oversight or curriculum to a foreign government — in this case a dictatorship," said Smith, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
USA Today (December 4, 2014)
House panel investigates 'Confucius institutes'
Nicole Gaudiano, USA TODAY

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