China recently enacted a large law allowing charities to open with more ease, but there is a catch in the communist country, the government increases its scrutiny over the nonprofits.
"In the midst of its crackdown on civil society groups, China recently approved its first comprehensive law on charities and nonprofit organizations aimed at helping alleviate poverty in the country. The landmark legislation loosens regulatory hurdles for charities to register and provides safeguards for people who donate. But it also tightens government oversight.
"'There are two sides,' said Karla Simon, an American expert on civil society in China. 'One is that charities come into being more easily, and they are permitted to register, and more of them are. It applies to a broad range of charities. But the other side is, how do we protect the people who give money.'"--Shannon Van Sant, the Voice of America