Zhang Dejiang (centre), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, which will vote on the new draft law. Photo: Xinhua
Zhang Dejiang (centre), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, which will vote on the new draft law. Photo: Xinhua

China amends draft law to let foreign NGOs open offices with government approval

Rights activists say the new law is part of a broader trend under President Xi Jinping’s administration to rein in dissent

Zhang Dejiang (centre), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, which will vote on the new draft law. Photo: Xinhua
Zhang Dejiang (centre), chairman of the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress, which will vote on the new draft law. Photo: Xinhua
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