On Jan. 23rd, the international partner of Chunhui Children —Half the Sky took part in a ceremony marking the registration of its Beijing Representative Office, by Chinese authorities.

At the ceremony, Hao Yunhong, Director of the Public Security Ministry's Overseas NGO Management Office, awarded certificates to Half the Sky and 19 other NGOs, including Worldwide Fund for Nature and Gates Foundation, who are among the first to be registered since China's Overseas NGOs' Law went into effect January 1.   

Said Hao Yunhong: "In accordance with the Law, public security authorities shall provide necessary services, protect the legal rights of overseas NGOs in China, strengthen international exchange, and play a bigger role in philanthropic development in China.”

Jenny Bowen, CEO and Founder of Half the Sky, who is also the Founder of Chunhui Children, said she is grateful that Half the Sky can play a role in strengthening international exchange and philanthropic development and honored that Half the Sky is among the first foreign NGOs to receive permission to operate in China under the new law.

Said Bowen: "During almost two decades of work in China, we have always worked side by side the government to transform the lives of at-risk children — it is a privilege to be able to continue our work. What a wonderful New Year's gift for the children! "