Joint Chamber – Five Takeaways from China’s New NGO Law



Join AustCham Beijing, the British Chamber of Commerce and the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Friday, May 20th for an update on the newly adopted law regulating activities of foreign NGOs in China.

At the 20th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress on 28 April 2016, the People’s Republic of China adopted the Law on the Management of Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations’ Activities within Mainland China.

Key speakers, Wang Liwei, CEO China Development Foundation, Clare Pearson, International Development Director, Asia at DLA Piper, and Joshua Freedman, Research Manager for Social Policy, China Policy will cover important information for Corporate Foundations, CSR Departments and NGOs.


What will you learn:

1) How the law will affect CSR departments

  • How CSR programmes can use the law to set company strategy
  • 13th Five Year Plan – focus on CSR

2) How it will affect corporate foundations

  • Differences between the domestic Charity Law and International NGO Law
  • Who will be affected by the INGO law

3) Tax-efficient fundraising in the new charity era

  • What does it mean for fundraising?
  • Implications for staffing

4) CSR branding for corporations

  • Choosing the right subject area
  • Managing brand and reputation

5) Risk management

  • Government relations
  • Risk management


Event Agenda:

3:30PM – 4:00PM: Arrival and Registration – Tea, Coffee and Snacks

4:00PM – 4:10PM: Introduction

4:10PM – 5:15PM: Speaker Presentations

  • Wang Liwei (CEO China Development Foundation)
  • Clare Pearson (International Development Director, Asia at DLA Piper and Chair, British Chamber of Commerce in China)
  • Joshua Freedman (Research Manager for Social Policy, China Policy)

5:15PM – 5:30PM: Q&A Session



Date: Friday, 20 May 2016

Time: 3:30PM  5:30PM

Cost: 50RMB (Members) 200RMB (Non Members)

Venue: AustCham Beijing Events Space

Address: Room 1003, Tower A, U-Town Office Building, 1 Sanfengbeili, Chaoyang Dist/ 北京市朝阳区三丰北里,悠唐写字楼A座1003室




Wang Liwei

Wang Liwei

CEO, China Development Foundation

Wang Liwei advises the Chinese Government on issues relating to non-profit work and in this capacity sits on the board of the Ministry of Commerce, the All China Industry and Commerce Federation and State Owned Enterprise Chamber of Commerce (SASAC). Founder of the Charitarian magazine, Wang actively influences, inspires, supports and challenges government agendas in the fields of education, health and universal values. Wang is also an advisor at Tsinghua University CSR Centre, Beijing. In recognition for his work in establishing charitable vocational schools in Shandong, Wang was made the honorary vice-mayor for education in the province, which involves frequent media appearances in China and the UK regarding bilateral trade. For many years, he has been a strong supporter of social responsibility projects and currently runs a rural teacher training project for 600 teachers and headmasters per annum from the west of China at international schools in Beijing.

Clare Pearson

Clare Pearson

International Development Director, Asia, DLA Piper

Chair, British Chamber of Commerce in China

At DLA Piper Clare’s role involves acting as a liaison between international boards, creating global strategy documents and enabling cross-selling of clients between offices. As a Pro-Bono Counsel for the firm she has advised Charitable Business Trusts and many global NGOs such as the Clinton Foundation and Mercy Corps on their operations in China. As the Chair of the British Chamber of Commerce in China, Clare works closely with the British Embassy to facilitate the Sino-UK business relationship. She also sits on the Board of the China-Britain Business Council as Vice-Chair in London. She has lived in China for twelve years.


Joshua Freedman

Research Manager, Social Policy, China Policy

Joshua Freedman is research manager for social policy at China Policy. Previously, he researched China’s pension reform as a Henry Luce Foundation visiting fellow at China Agricultural University in Beijing. His writing on both the US and China has appeared in numerous international publications, including The Atlantic, Forbes, and Washington Monthly.