Less than 3% of NGOs from the U.S. are legally registered in China
According to a special report about the U.S. NGOs in China published on March 30th by the China Charity and Donation Information Center, there are about 1,000 NGOs from the U.S. working in China and only less than 3% of them have gained legal status. Based on this report, the activities of the U.S. NGOs in China include: humanity aid, women rights, labor rights, environmental and animal protection, international relationship and policy research, and promoting for mutual benefits between industries and commercials, and etc. The director of this organization under the Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, Mr. Youping Liu, mentioned that most of the U.S. NGOs in China could not get a legal status because there are too many existing restrictions set by the government of China.
However, from the data reflect that donations to China from the U.S. NGOs have been increasing annually for the past 30 years. So far, about U.S. $295 millions have been donated to China each year. The total donations for the past 30 years are about RMB 20 billions Yuan. The statistics shows that higher educational institutes, scientific research institutes and governmental organizations have got 82% of the total donations from the U.S. NGOs in China. There are 95 Chinese organizations received over U.S. $ 1 million. Among them, the Ministry of Health got over U.S. $50 millions. Both Peking University and the Social Science Academy of China were given over U.S. $ 10 millions respectively.
Over U.S. $400 millions have been poured into Beijing alone, which is about 65% of total donations given by the U.S. NGOs. However, Xinjiang, in the northwest of the country, received the least.
(Translated and summarized by Yan Ding, Harvard Kennedy School, based on a news report from http://gongyi.sohu.com/201120331/n339501614.shtml)
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