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Since the establishment, the People's Republic of China has worked vigorously to win international support for its position that it is the sole legitimate government of all China, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. In the early 1970s, People's Republic of China was recognized diplomatically by most world powers. Then in 1971, China won the seat in the United Nations has since become increasingly active in multilateral organizations. Japan established diplomatic relations with China in 1972, and the United States did so in 1979. So far until the March 2008, the number of countries that had diplomatic relations with Beijing had risen to 171, while 23 maintained diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
China insists on an independent foreign policy of peace, safeguard, independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity with all countries on the basis of the development of friendly cooperation. China's reform and opening up and modernization have driven it to create a favorable international environment, safeguarding world peace and promoting win-win development. And China will continue to work with the foreign countries to strengthen strategic dialogue, enhance mutual trust, deepen cooperation and properly handle differences, and promote long-term stable and healthy development of mutual relations to promote the international order towards a more just and rational direction. 
The capital city of China - Beijing, holds the embassies of foreign countries. While other big Chinese cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and Shenyang have consulates of many foreign countries and regions. At the same time, China also set up its embassies and consulates in the countries or regions with which it has the diplomatic relations.
Our column of "Embassies and Consulates" takes the honor to provide you the information on two aspects: 1) the general situation of the bilateral relations between China and foreign countries; 2) the contact info about foreign embassies and consulates in China and Chinese embassies and consulates in foreign countries, which includes the address / telephone / fax / E-mail / website...

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User Comments

Name:Blue Reply

Hi, I'm a Chinese student in Sydney. I'm going to spend my first Chinese New Year here in Australia. I have ever heard of that Chinese Embassies or Consulates hold some events during the Spring Festival. Anyone has the information?


Chinese Embassies or Consulates in foreign countries, often arrange activities or performances during Chinese New Year. Some are for public, and some are just for the embassy or consulate officers. Chinese Embassy in Australia is located in Canberra, not in Sydney. But Sydney has the general consulate. So check out its web site, maybe you can get details from there.

Name:David_Cheug Reply

Just in the process of planning to going to China for business. I'm wondering if there's U.S Embassy in Shanghai, because I'm afraid I have to send an application there, at least keeping its phone number and address just in case. Thanks.


Like all the other countries, all the foreign embassies in China are set in the capital - Beijing, including the Embassy of United States. Shanghai has no embassies but consulates of some countries or regions. I bet you can find the info about the Consulate of USA in Shanghai on this website or others on the internet.

Name:About Our Visas Reply

Hello, My family and I are living in Beijing on a work Zvisa. I am a local teacher at a University. We are from the U.S. and will be living here until July. We would like to do some traveling outside of China for the Winter break. Would you be able to help us secure travel arrangements and visa's for the countries we are wanting to travel to? We are considering traveling to Thailand, Burma, India, Japan, and possibly Laos. Can you help with arranging Visas for myself, my wife, and our son? Thanks Sincerely, Shawn

Name:Re:About Our Visas

Hello Shawn! This is Lily from itourbeijing.com. As we know, If you are American citizens with American Passports, they are many countries that you can go travelling without visas, such as Thailan. For those countires which need visas, you can go to their embassies in Beijing directly to apply for. If you need any tours in those countries, please don’t don’t hesitate to contact us!

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