The following article was originally published in Study Times, the newspaper of the Central Party School. The English summary was prepared by Michael Huang at China Elections and Governance:
This article argues against two opposing views of “demonizing”or “angelizing” all foreign NGOs in China based on the activities of only some foreign NGOs. It maintains that evaluation on foreign NGO’s activities in China should be comprehensive, objective, and impartial based on their actual acts, effects, and impacts. Such a more accurate evaluation, the author argues, is important to be used as a basis for future formulation and implementation of countermeasures to the effects of foreign NGOs’ activities in China.
After briefly accounting the development of foreign NGOs in China since the “open door” reforms of the late 1970s, the author assesses the influences of their activities on China from both the positive side and the negative side. [Full text]