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    Recent Government Audits of NGOs, and Related Policies

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    Date(s) - 31/08/2006
    10:00 am - 11:30 am


    Italian Embassy Cultural Office


    2, San Li Tun Dong Er Jie, Beijing, China


    +86 10 8532 7600



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    After the recent “color” revolutions in Central Asia, the Chinese government began to worry about the political role foreign-funded NGOsmight be playing in China. It widely believed that the “color” revolutions were fuelled and supported by local NGOs funded by Western pro-democracy organizations and individuals, such as the United States Institute of Peace and George Soros.  So over the last year Chinese authorities have been vetting local NGOs to see if they receive money from the same sources and if the money is being spent on pro-democracy activities. The audits have been carried out very quietly and few NGOs have spoken publicly about them.

    Nick Young, who works closely with NGOs in China, will outline how, why and by whom the audits were carried out, and what they discovered.

    WHEN: Thursday,August 31st.
    TIME:10.00 am to 11.30am
    WHERE: The Italian Cultural Center, N. 2 Sanlitun Dong Er Jie, just off the east side of Dong Sanhuan Lu, two blocks north of Gongti Bei Lu.

    Nick Young is the founder of the China Development Brief, a monthly electronic newsletter that reports on environment, development and civil society in China. Before he launched the Brief in 1996, he had been a foreign correspondent for several international media outlets in Latin America and Africa.  In addition to the regular, English language publication, the Brief publishes occasional directories profiling international and Chinese NGOs, and periodic, free-standing Special Reports ranging from profiles of Chinese provinces to research studies based on original field work.