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China Approves Comprehensive Law on Charities, Nonprofits

In the midst of its crackdown on civil society groups, China recently approved its first comprehensive law on charities and nonprofit organizations aimed at helping alleviate poverty in the country. The landmark legislation loosens regulatory hurdles for charities to register and provides safeguards for people who donate. But it also tightens government oversight. “There are two sides," said Karla Simon, an American expert on civil society in China.  "One is that charities...

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