Characteristics Of Chinese Legal System For Ngos

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Over the past 66 years since 1949, China has been through a unique development and economic growth patterns. Particularly, during the “opening-up” reform era in 1978, China restructured the planned economy into the market economy to temporize the process of globalization (Gunter & Rosen, 2012). The rapid development of economics and opening policy environment incubate the increasingly presence of social groups (Gunter & Rosen, 2012;Yin, 2009). But still, compared with other Western countries, China is in the early stage of exploring and formalizing civil society and NGOs (Qi, 2011). Currently, the global influences and the power of China cannot be ignored. Scholars and practitioners hold positive attitudes toward China’s role in contributing to global development. Based on the structure of assessment tools (International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, 2014), this memo will briefly introduce the general legal system of civil groups in China.

The Unique Characteristics of Chinese Legal System for NGOs
• Legal Environment o The democracy reform of China promotes the civic engagement and social service delivery (Yin, 2009). With the development of social-economic development, Chinese government takes advantage of multiple instruments with citizen-oriented and effective-driven ideas to engage civil society organizations in the government-supported social service delivery (Qi, 2011). But the influences and control of government over NGOs still strong, in which some
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