Title

Non-governmental organisations and government in China : enemies or allies?

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

Governing Society in Contemporary China

Publication Date

10-2016

First Page

57

Last Page

71

Publisher

World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.

Abstract

The Chinese government badly needs the public services provided by nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) but is also wary of NGOs becoming a rival political power that may eventually undermine its political rule. To utilise and control the NGO sector, a local government unit/official is required as sponsors of their registration. It has also imposed restrictive measures on NGO activities, entry and access to resources. These measures allow the government to achieve the twin objectives of utilising and controlling the NGO sector at the same time. Such a control system, however, has also created serious organisational and governance problems for the NGOs.

DOI

10.1142/9789814618595_0004

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Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9789814618595

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Recommended Citation

Wong, S. M. L. (2016). Non-governmental organisations and government in China: enemies or allies? In L. Yang & W. Shan (Eds.), Governing Society in Contemporary China (pp. 57-71). Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.. doi: 10.1142/9789814618595_0004

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