AmCham Shanghai invites you to a panel discussion on China’s new Foreign NGO Law on May 20, 7:30-9:00am, at the AmCham Shanghai Conference Center. On April 28th, the Standing Committee of National People's Congress voted and approved the People’s Republic of China’s Law on the Management of the Activities of Overseas NGOs within Mainland China. The Law will come into force on January 1, 2017 and provides a code of conduct for foreign NGOs in China to carry out activities.
It remains unclear to what extent businesses, corporate foundations, trade associations, hospitals, schools and more will be impacted. The panelists will provide an overview of the new law and its impact on NGOs operating in China.
About the Speakers
William Lu, is a Senior Associate in corporate and real estate laws at Mayer Brown JSM, Shanghai office since 2004. William has had 11 years of experience working as a volunteer and NGO leader. In 2012, he established Shanghai Legal Center for NGO (ForNGO), as a Co-founder and Chairman, a legal center that provides professional legal services for NGOs. In 2003, William joined Grassroots Community (GC), a local Shanghai NGO, as a volunteer of the legal pro-bono team and was elected a Board Member of GC in charge of the legal pro-bono team until 2013. He has published a legal report called "A Review of Philanthropy Law and Regulation Development in 2012 China" and is the editor-in-chief of three research projects of ForNGO. William graduated from Fudan University with a L.L.B. degree and subsequently received his L.L.M. from East China University of Political Science & Law.
Leo Li, a member of both Shanghai and National Youth Committee, founded Shanghai Charity Explorer in 2011, aiming at promoting the concept of public welfare and social innovations, which was regarded as the most promising organization to invest on the Annual Meeting of China’s Social Enterprises in 2013. Leo focuses on youth’s growth, sustainable development of communities and corporate social responsibilities. He has provided service to many international companies and governmental departments. In 2016, Leo and his team, cooperating with WWF Shanghai, will carry out a project, Loving Clothes of Half Cubic, to promote sustainable consumption and advocate environmental living habits.
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