» 08/02/2012, 00.00
Government wants more transparency, i.e. more control over NGOs
New rules proposed by the Civil Affairs Department would impose new restrictions on NGOs in the name of transparency. Financial statements must be more readily available and use of funds must be restricted. "Transparency is good, but it should be applied to all societal fields," source tells AsiaNews.
Beijing pledges to help NGOs
As part of the ongoing activities of the National People's Congress, the government is recognising that that it needs non governmental organisations that operate throughout the country. A news law should come into effect next year.
Chinese government still suspicious of domestic NGOs
NGO expert tells AsiaNews that the real revolution is trying to explain that 'non-governmental' does not mean 'anti-governmental'.
Communist paper praises foreign NGOs
For the first time, a state-controlled publication positively reviews the work of foreign NGOs. The article urges the party to adopt a common approach to the issue.
Laos follows China's example to curb NGOs
Like mainland China, Laos plans to restrict foreign donations and place non-governmental organisations under Foreign Ministry control, raising concerns among NGOs and Western diplomats.
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