On August 23, we were awarded Foreign Non-governmental Organization (NGO) registration in China. This is a very significant step forward. We are among the first organizations to receive this distinction in Sichuan Province.
In the fall of 2016, China passed the new Foreign NGO Law and it went into effect January 2017. We have been pursuing registration since the law went into effect. For more detail and information on the Foreign NGO Law, see this link or this link.
This registration covers the Jackson Family Care Center operations and efforts across the province. It does not cover activities in the other areas of China, which are still governed by local registrations and agreements. It does, however, lay ground work for registering in those other areas which we continue to pursue.
The photos here show the Sichuan Provincial Civil Affairs officials presenting registration documents to us on August 23 and our new official signage at the Jackson Family Care Center in Zigong, China.