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).

Treaties include:

  • 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

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