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13079 China - Agreement Relating to Privileges and Immunities for the Respective Missions in Washington and Beijing


   
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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 13079

 

 

DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

Privileges and Immunities

 

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and CHINA

Effected by Exchange of Notes
Done at Washington January 5, 1981

 

 

 


 

NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

CHINA

Diplomatic Relations:
Privileges and Immunities

Agreement effected by exchange of notes
Done at Washington January 5, 1981;
Entered into force January 5, 1981.

The Department of State refers to the Note of the Embassy
of the People's Republic of China dated November 25, 1980, in
response to the Department's Note dated August 3, 1979, on the
question of privileges and immunities for the staff of the
respective diplomatic missions in Washington and Beijing. Based
upon the exchange of views contained in these notes, the
Department proposes that agreement be reached on this matter as
follows:
1. All members of the staff of the Embassy of the
People's Republic of China in Washington and members of their
families will be accorded the privileges and immunities of
diplomatic agents and members of their families under the
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
2. All members of the staff of the Embassy of the United
States of America in Beijing and members of their families will
be accorded the privileges and immunities of diplomatic agents
and members of their families under the Vienna Convention on
Diplomatic Relations.
3. The stated privileges and immunities will not be
accorded to persons who are nationals or permanent residents of
the receiving State.
4. Either side may propose revisions to this agreement.
5. Either side may terminate this agreement by giving six
months written notice to the other.
This note and the Embassy's reply confirming its contents
shall constitute an agreement between the two sides.
Department of State,
No. 001/81
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China refers to
the Note of the Department of State dated January 5,1981,
relating to the privileges and immunities for the respective
diplomatic missions in Washington and Beijing, which Note
contains the following proposed agreement:
" 1. All members of the staff of the Embassy of the
People's Republic of China in.Washington and members of
their families will be accorded the privileges and immunities
of diplomatic agents and members of their families under
the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
" 2. All members of the staff of the Embassy of the
United States of America in Beijing and members of their
families will be accorded the privileges and immunities of
diplomatic agents and members of their families under the
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
" 3. The stated privileges and immunities will not be
accorded to persons who are nationals or permanent residents
of the receiving State.
" 4. Either side may propose revisions to this agreement.
" 5. Either side may terminate this agreement by giving
six months written notice to the other. "
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China confirms
the contents of the Department's Note and herewith inform the
Department of its agreement thereto.
Washington
Department of State of
the United States of America
Washington,D.C.
January 5, 1981



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