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VOA China 360: China's New Charity Law a Control Tactic or Philanthropy Boon?

China's new charity law went into force last month, regulating Chinese charities on a national scale for the first time. Beijing hopes the law will boost charitable giving by reducing restrictions on domestic charities and making them more transparent. But critics say the law is a pretext for China to exert greater control over domestic and foreign nonprofit groups. What is the reality? VOA's Michael Lipin speaks to the University of Alberta’s Reza Hasmath and the Committee of 100’s Holly Chang.