Blumbergs and the OCIC will be hosting a program on June 21, 2016 entitled “Recent Changes to the Regulation of Charitable Activities in China that will affect Chinese and Canadian charities”.  You can register here.  It will feature Prof. Mark Sidel, Consultant for Asia at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Mark Sidel has worked on nonprofit and philanthropic regulatory developments in China for nearly thirty years, and has worked in China for more than four decades. He will outline these recent developments, discuss their implications, and answer questions.

Here is a description of the program:

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) and Blumberg Segal LLP present:

Recent Changes to the Regulation of Charitable Activities in China that will affect Chinese and Canadian charities 

China has recently adopted a restrictive new law constraining the activities of foreign NGOs, foundations, universities and other nonprofits in China, the Law on the Management of the Domestic Activities of Foreign Nongovernmental Organizations. Recently China also adopted an omnibus domestic nonprofit code, the Charity Law. There has been significant concern and many questions in the international community about these developments, particularly the recent Foreign NGO Law.

China has approximately 1/5 of the worlds population.  Canadian charities that are operating in China or could operate in China in the future will find this presentation helpful. 

Blumbergs and OCIC invite you to a gathering and discussion on these developments.

Our speakers will be:

Prof. Mark Sidel, Consultant for Asia at the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Sidel has worked on nonprofit and philanthropic regulatory developments in China for nearly thirty years, and has worked in China for more than four decades. He will outline these recent developments, discuss their implications, and answer questions.

Mark Blumberg is a charity lawyer in Toronto who works extensively with Canadian charities that operate outside of Canada.  Mark edits a blogwww.globalphilanthropy.ca  Mark will discuss some of the regulatory requirements for Canadian charities operating outside of Canada and ways to encourage philanthropy from Canada to China.