Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Foundation, Social Association, Social Service Organization, Company Limited by Guarantee, Cooperative, Corporation, Endowment, Foundation, Limited Liability Company, Society, Trust
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and Culture, Basic Needs, Early Childhood Education through High School, Health and Medical Research, Higher Education
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: More than 90 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 0
The registration is free. However, it requires varying and relatively high registered capital.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/Federal Government
China is a unitary country. Therefore, the central government enacts laws and regulations, and subnational governments implement laws and regulations with certain discretion based on their own jurisdictional circumstances. In recent years, nonprofit practitioners in southern China reported improvement in the registration process. However, in places like Beijing, philanthropic organization (PO) registration remains a hurdle.