Press release April 24, 2016
China Plans Still Tighter Limits on NGOs
Freedom House issued the following statement in response to China’s latest draft of a law aimed at regulating the work of NGOs that are linked to foreign organizations.
In response to China’s official news agency publishing details on the latest draft of a law aimed at regulating the work of NGOs that are linked to foreign organizations, Freedom House issued the following statement:
“The details released about China’s draft law on NGOs highlight the Chinese government’s intention to cripple independent civil society by giving security forces greater authority to monitor NGOs’ work,” said Mark P. Lagon, president. “New regulations would allow security agencies to monitor, interrogate, and interfere in the daily activities of most NGOs operating in China, including those that scrutinize government conduct and advocate for civil and human rights.”