Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Civil Society In China

In a story in NYT, it reported on the increasing effectiveness of NGOs in China in fostering the establishment of a civil society and in changing the direction of government policy.

"Officially, there are about 280,000 of them registered in China, an extraordinary number considering there were virtually none as recently as the early 1990's. Some experts estimate there are now two million to eight million such groups, many of them very small and most of them simply ignoring government registration requirements."

Read the whole thing here.

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