Wednesday, November 28, 2007
NGOs urged to play larger role -- china.org.cn
NGOs urged to play larger role -- china.org.cn: "The country has reiterated its support for local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and urged them to build capacity for a larger role in a harmonious society, even as the number of groups here continues to rise. Li Yong, deputy director of the State Administration of NGOs, said at a seminar on Monday that in line with the country's rapid economic growth the number of Chinese NGOs had been growing by up to 15 percent a year. Last year, the country had 354,000 registered NGOs."