Bilateral Agreement

Overview of China’s major foreign treaties concluded in 2018

1. Overview of foreign contracting

The Chinese government has re-developed friendly relations with countries around the world, actively participated in the activities of regional and global international organizations, and has concluded a large number of bilateral and multilateral treaties in the fields of politics, economy, trade, culture, and judicial assistance, in order to maintain a stable and rapid national economy Development, building a well-off society in an all-round way, and deepening the all-round cooperation between China and countries around the world and international organizations provide good legal protection.

According to incomplete statistics, in 2018, China has concluded more than 280 bilateral treaties, agreements and other documents with the nature of treaties and agreements concluded between countries, governments, and government departments.

In terms of multilateral treaties, there were 2 multilateral treaties that China participated in in 2018. Including the “Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport Along the Asian Highway Network” approved by the State Council on February 20, 2018; approved by the State Council, joined the “International Ship Ballast Water and Sediment Control and Management in 2004” on May 30, 2018 Convention. In addition, China signed the “Agreement on the Prevention of Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Arctic Ocean” on October 3, 2018.

2. Treaty legal affairs involving Hong Kong and Macao SAR

The Central People’s Government strictly handles treaties and legal affairs involving the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Macao Special Administrative Region in accordance with the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, the Basic Law of the Special Administrative Region of Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, and the “One Country, Two Systems” principle. Participate in international cooperation in the field and provide support for foreign exchanges

(1) Bilateral agreement

In 2018, the central government authorized the Hong Kong SAR government to sign agreements to promote and protect investment with the Maldives and the UAE, signed an agreement with Italy to transfer accused and convicted persons, and signed an agreement with Ukraine to transfer sentenced persons, authorizing the Macao SAR government to negotiate with Mongolia and Thailand Avoid double taxation agreements, negotiate mutual criminal justice assistance agreements, surrender of fugitive offenders and surrender of sentenced persons agreements with East Timor, Cape Verde and Angola, and sign surrender of sentenced persons agreements with Nigeria.

(2) Multilateral treaties

According to the provisions of the Basic Law, after consulting the government of the SAR, the central government handled the 2006 Maritime Labour Convention (revised in 2014) that China participated in, applicable to the Hong Kong SAR, and the Multilateral Taxation and Mutual Assistance Convention, applicable to the Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. 3. The “Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material” applies to the relevant procedures of the Macao SAR; currently, China is participating in the “Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Endangering the Safety of Maritime Navigation” and the “Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Endangering the Safety of Fixed Platforms on the Continental Shelf” of the Macao SAR. formalities.

List of major bilateral treaties concluded by China in 2018

Serial number Treaty name Signing date Signing place
1. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the Establishment of a Chinese Cultural Center in Jordan 2018.01.08 Amman
2. Civil Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Congo 2018.01.09 Beijing
3. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Angola on simplifying visa procedures 2018.01.14 Luanda
4. Flight Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Hashemite Government of Jordan 2018.01.15 Amman
5. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay on simplifying visa procedures for business personnel 2018.01.24 Montevideo
6. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Animal Health and Animal Quarantine 2018.01.31 Beijing
7. Implementation Plan for the Cultural Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan from 2018 to 2022 2018.02.05 Beijing
8. The Treaty between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Austria on Criminal Judicial Assistance 2018.04.08 Beijing
9. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay on the Establishment of a Chinese Cultural Center in Uruguay 2018.04.16 Beijing
10. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Japan on Cooperative Filmmaking 2018.05.09 Tokyo
11. Social Security Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Japan 2018.05.09 Tokyo
12. Joint Communique between the People’s Republic of China and Burkina Faso on Restoration of Diplomatic Relations 2018.05.26 Beijing
13. Protocol on Amending the Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Chile on Avoiding Double Taxation and Avoiding Tax Evasion 2018.05.29 San Diego
14. International Road Transport Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Russian Federation 2018.06.08 Beijing
15. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on Mutual Exemption of Visas for Persons Holding Ordinary Passports 2018.06.10 Qingdao
16. Civil Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire 2018.06.25 Abidjan
17. Extradition Treaty between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Cyprus 2018.06.29 Beijing
18. Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria 2018.07.06 Sofia
19. Cooperation Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Bosnia and Herzegovina Council of Ministers on Animal Health and Animal Quarantine 2018.07.07 Sofia
20. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Qatar on Mutual Visa Waiver 2018.07.09 Beijing
twenty one. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Customs Cooperation and Mutual Assistance 2018.07.19 Abu Dhabi
twenty two. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on Mutual Establishment of Cultural Centers 2018.07.19 Abu Dhabi
twenty three. The Treaty between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Sergal on Criminal Judicial Assistance 2018.07.21 Dakar
twenty four. Extradition Treaty between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Senegal 2018.07.21 Dakar
25. Civil Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Rwanda 2018.07.23 Kigali
26. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire on Mutual Establishment of Cultural Centers 2018.08.30 Beijing
27. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Burkina Faso on Economic, Trade, Investment and Technical Cooperation 2018.08.31 Beijing
28. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Gabon on avoiding double taxation and preventing tax evasion 2018.09.01 Beijing
29. Maritime Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Liberia 2018.09.05 Beijing
30. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Congo on the Elimination of Double Taxation and Prevention of Tax Evasion 2018.09.05 Beijing
31. Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Armenia 2018.09.16 Guangzhou
32. Agreement on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Latvia 2018.09.18 Beijing
33. Agreement between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Angola to eliminate double taxation and prevent tax evasion 2018.10.09 Beijing
34. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on Customs Cooperation and Mutual Assistance 2018.10.13 Dushanbe
35. Agreement on Cooperation in Maritime Search and Rescue between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of Japan 2018.10.26 Beijing
36. Civil Air Transport Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Dominican Republic 2018.11.02 Beijing
37. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the French Republic for Mutual Recognition and Replacement of Motor Vehicle Driving Licenses 2018.11.23 Paris
38. Extradition Treaty between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Panama 2018.12.03 Panama City
39. Agreement on Cultural Cooperation between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Panama 2018.12.03 Panama City
40. Agreement between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of Panama on Issuing Multiple Valid Visa Arrangements for Each Other’s Ordinary Passport Holders 2018.12.03 Panama City
41. The Treaty between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Ecuador on Criminal Judicial Assistance 2018.12.12 Beijing

China’s participation in multilateral treaties in 2018

 

Serial number name Date and place of signing effective date China’s action Remarks
1 Intergovernmental Agreement on International Road Transport along the Asian Highway Network 2016.12.08 Moscow 2018.09.21 Signed on 2016.12.08

2018.02.20 approved

2018.09.21 effective for China

Applicable to Hong Kong SAR, temporarily not applicable to Macau SAR
2 Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement Second Amendment 2017.01.13 Bangkok 2018.07.01 2017.01.13signed

2017.10.07 accepted

2018.07.01 effective for China

Not applicable to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR
3 2004 International Convention on the Control and Management of Ship Ballast Water and Sediments 2004.02.13 London 2017.09.08 2018.05.30 joined Not yet effective for China
4 Agreement on the Prevention of Non-regulation of High Seas Fisheries in the Arctic Ocean

 

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