Beginning now, four types of social organizations can directly register in Beijing
By Wei Mingyan (魏铭言), April 1, 2013, Beijing News (新京报讯)
According to new Methods for the Management of Beijing Social Organizations’ Direct Registration, industry associations and chambers of commerce, science and technology organizations, public interest and charity organizations, and community service organizations may now register directly in Beijing without locating a government supervising unit. There are currently more than 8,000 registered social organizations in Beijing, and another 11,000 organizations which have reported their existence but have not yet registered.
Summary by Amanda Brown-Inz. See Article for full text. (Chinese)