Conventions signed by Beijing include:
- Assistance in Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency Convention;
- Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention;
- Chemical Weapons Convention;
- Conventional Weapons Convention;
- Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident Convention;
- Inhumane Weapons Convention;
- Nuclear Dumping Convention (London Convention);
- Nuclear Safety Convention;
- Physical Protection of Nuclear Material Convention;
- Rights of the Child and on the Sale of Children,
- Child Prostitution, and Child Pornography Convention (signed Optional Protocol);
- Status of Refugees Convention (and the 1967 Protocol).
- Test Ban Treaty (signed but not ratified);
- Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous, or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare (Geneva Protocol);
- Treaty on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Treaty of Pelindaba, signed protocols 1 and 2);
- Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons;
- Treaty on Outer Space;
- Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco, signed Protocol 2);
- Treaty on Seabed Arms Control;
- Treaty on the South Pacific Nuclear-Free Zone (Treaty of Rarotonga, signed and ratified protocols 2 and 3).
China also is a party to the following international environmental conventions: Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, and Whaling.
* Treaties signed on behalf of China before 1949 are applicable only to the Republic of China on Taiwan.
China, CIA World Fact-book