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New law in China leaves charities puzzled

HONG KONG (SE): China passed two new regulatory laws this year, one aimed at the operations of charities, both foreign and local, and the other at foreign non-government organisations (NGO), of which there are an estimated 7,000 operating in the country.

While most facets of both laws are not tightly defined or described, two things are abundantly clear; religious and political activity are both banned and the validity of the perception of the state regarding any activity is paramount and safely guarded.

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