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  1. News - China - CIVIL SOCIETY

    Fears new Guangzhou registration law will stifle NGOs

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:01am by Mimi Lau

    ... Guangzhou law will stifle NGOs Guangzhou's non-government sector fears an imminent clampdown after city authorities said they were considering new measures against "illegal" social organisations. The city government launched an unusually brief 10-day public consultation on a controversial regulation that would close down and confiscate the property of "influential NGOs without ...

  2. News - China Insider - NGO

    What is Beijing up to? Summer of increased harassment, surveillance leaves Chinese NGOs on edge

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 09:25am by Erin Hale

    ... operations. Chunfeng is just one of a handful of NGOs that have spoken out recently about a new trend in police questioning. Employees at four NGOs and two founders of major NGOs operating in Henan, ... funding links  The growing interrogation and even harassment of these NGOs, along with the leaking of some local government documents online in recent months, seem to indicate tightening controls ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society can help China modernise

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by KARLA SIMON, DAVID YANG

    ... Karla Simon and David Yang Karla Simon and David Yang say the government should allow NGOs to play a bigger role How civil society can work to easethe turmoil in a modernising China While ... this is to encourage all types of NGOs to register directly with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Labour rights NGOs on the mainland are already doing effective work on collective bargaining issues, ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    NGOs, activists call for release of detained eco-warrior Liu Futang

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com NGOs, activists call foreco-warrior's release Twenty-six environmental NGOs and 96 individuals have issued a joint statement calling for the release of environmentalist-blogger Liu Futang, who went on trial in Hainan's provincial capital last week, charged with "illegal business operation" for self-publishing books on environmental conflicts. ...

  5. News - China

    Rights groups miss out on easing of registration rules for NGOs

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Registration controls are relaxed to aid social development, but advocacy groups are shut out Reforms bypass civil rights NGOs Mainland authorities are moving to ease registration controls on four categories of NGOs to further social development while continuing to shut out groups advocating civil rights. Industry and commerce associations, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Pro bono legal help levels playing field for Hong Kong NGOs

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Free legal help levels playing field for NGOs A decade of advocating for women's rights has taught Linda To Kit-lai that rhetorical appeals ... for women's projects, a decade ago, but it was only in the past few months that her group became one of the first to benefit from a new scheme connecting NGOs with lawyers willing to provide ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Protesters' sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com UN group told of sex abuse claims at protests Hong Kong NGOs highlighted the alleged abuse of women during the Occupy Central protests of the last three weeks ... of violence against domestic helpers. The delegation of eight NGOs and one political party was making an oral presentation about women's rights in Hong Kong at the informal meeting ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Government offers to lend HK$45b to NGOs to run private hospitals

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Government seeks new way on top of health insurance reform to get more using private care HK$45b in loans for NGOs to run private hospitals The government may loan HK$45 billion to non-profit organisations to run private hospitals in a bid to ease the burden on the public health care sector. The money will come from a HK$50 billion fund ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTHEAST ASIA

    Laos NGO restrictions threaten development, say non-profit groups

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:43am by Erin Hale, Aleksander Solum

    ... Erin Hale and Aleksander Solum NGOs fear new curbs on their work will stunt growth of poor Southeast Asian nation where independent civil society remains largely undeveloped Landlocked Laos, the poorest member of Asean, may be taking a page from Beijing’s playbook with a new set of restrictions for NGOs operating in the country, which have alarmed both non-profit groups ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    NGOs report 13,000 families fleeing 'critical' Fallujah

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 01:38am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Fallujah Families flee 'critical' Fallujah as fighting goes on More than 13,000 families have fled Fallujah, NGOs said yesterday, warning of a "critical" humanitarian situation as masked gunmen locked in a days-long standoff with Iraqi troops hold the city. Despite traffic police returning to its streets, some shops reopening and more cars ...




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