The regulation of NGOs in China has tended to be a backwater in the consciousness of Westerners; unless foreign NGOs are the target of regulation. And indeed, Western civil society became quite animated in the wake of Chinese proposals to substantially amend their foreign NGO regulations. I have been considering both Western reaction to Second Draft of the People's Republic of China Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations Management Law (Draft) (Second Reviewed Draft) (中华人民共和国境外非政府组织管理法（草案）（二次审议稿）, and comments thereto (see here, here, and here).
But the draft Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations Management Law (Draft) (Second Reviewed Draft) (中华人民共和国境外非政府组织管理法（草案）（二次审议稿) is only the tip of an administrative and regulatory architecture that has been built for the management of civil society in China.
Shaoming Zhu (绍明) (Penn State SJD expected) has prepared a working paper that examines this regulatory architecture and points to recent changes--Shaoming Zhu, "The Application of Laws against Chinese NGOs --Research on NGO in China, Coalition for Peace & Ethics Working Paper 8/3 (August 2015). As one considers the role of NGOs in China, and not just that of foreign civil society within that country, this Working paper may prove useful. Portions of the working paper follow. The paper may be accessed here.