Groups such as environmental or health NGOs must disclose details on members, leaders and donations, say draft rules from Ministry of Civil Affairs
BEIJING, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China is proposing a further tightening of regulations on non-governmental organisations (NGOs), including demanding that they publicise specific information like funding and membership or face being banned.
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In the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the incidence of natural disasters—particularly water-related disasters—are on the rise, resulting in an increased exposure to and vulnerability of the population to disasters.
The IFRC East Asia Regional Office (EARO) supports and builds capacities of National Societies (NSs) in the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Republic of Korea, and Japan. The IFRC supports all five national Red Cross Societies in the region and additionally has long-term planning frameworks specifically for the NSs in China, Mongolia, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
- Who are we?
The East Asia Regional Delegation (EARD) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is based in Beijing, China and provides support to the five National Red Cross Societies in East Asia: China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK). The IFRC EARD has a status agreement with the Government of China and functions as a regional delegation and representation of the IFRC and as a country office in providing direct support to Red Cross Society of China (RCSC).
By Evan A. Laksmana