ON-Lion Letter
The future of nonprofit groups in China is unclear, according to the December 2007 edition of Organization Trends, published by the Capital Research Center (CRC) in Washington, D.C.

Unprecedented economic growth is creating many new social problems unfamiliar to China's Communist leadership, reports Tang Sin Tung in her article, "Nonprofits in China:  Blessing or Vexation?"  These problems have forced the government to admit that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) could help improve the quality of life for the nation's 1.3 billion people, she observes, briefly profiling some of these organizations and their work.

Tang Sin Tung is a student at The University of Hong Kong and has also reported for Now TV.  She worked at CRC under the sponsorship of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) in Washington, D.C.

"The Chinese government likes to say that there is no great conflict between its goals and the goals of the international NGOs working in China," she concludes.  "But it faces the dilemma of wanting to generate more domestic NGOs while fearing the activities they could stir up, and so it alternates between supporting and discouraging their development."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports CRC and TFAS.
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