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NPC's Foreign Contacts

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NPC's Foreign Contacts

China's NPC has proactively developed exchanges and coorperation with foreign parliaments and international parliamentary organizations. These exchanges and coorperation have helped enhance mutual understanding and friendship, through which both the NPC and such parliaments work together to help build a fair and rational new international political and economic order and promote the lofty cause of world peace and development. Such work has also helped create a favorable international environment for China's reform and opening up and its modernization drive. In its bilateral relations, the NPC has always devoted itself to developing friendly contacts with parliaments in developing countries to promote mutual support and coorperation with them in global affairs.

At present, the NPC has already established ties with legislatures in over 180 countries, bilateral friendship groups with legislatures in 83 countries, and mechanisms for regular consultations with legislatures in 15 countries and regions to exchange views on bilateral relations and international and regional issues of mutual concern. Exchanges of high-level visits between the NPC Chairman or Vice Chairmen and their foreign counterparts, exchanges between special committees and between bilateral friendship groups, and mutual contacts between administrative offices are constantly expanding the scope of NPC's cooperation with other legislatures.

China's NPC actively participates in activities of international and regional parliamentary organizations. It advocates democracy in international affairs, opposes hegemony, power politics, and terrorism in all forms and is dedicated to working with people's from all nations to promote world peace, development and progress. Ever since its accession to the Inter-Parliamentary Union in 1984, China's NPC has sent delegations to the Union's annual conference every year. In 1996 China's NPC successfully hosted the 96th Inter-Parliamentary Conference. In 2000 the Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee attended the Speakers Millenium Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. In 2005, the Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee also attended the World Speakers Conference. As a founding member, China's NPC actively participates in the activities of the Association of Asian Parliaments for peace, the Forum Presiding Officers Conference of South Pacific Islands, the Asia-Pacific Paliamentary Forum and the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development. As an observer, China's NPC took part in activities of ASEAM Inter-Parliamentary Organization, the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Conference on Environment and Development and other regional parliamentary organizations. China's NPC also hosted the 6th Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Conference on Environment and Development, the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace, the Conference of the Executive Council of the Association of Asian Parliaments for peace, and the 5th Asia-Europe Young  Parliamentarians Meeting.

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