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Foreign Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government
06.07.2010
Address: 1418 Nanjing Rd W.( Office hour: 9am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 5:30pm, Monday to Friday)

Telephone: 62565900 sendsend



    Foreign Affairs Office of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government is established as one of the departments of the municipal government, with its main functions, internal structure and personnel management in accordance with the “Notice of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council on Printing and Distributing ‘Plan on Reform of Organs of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government’” (Ting Zi [2008] No. 17).

    Main Functions

    1. to implement the guidelines, policies, laws, rules and regulations related to the work of foreign affairs; to study to draft the local rules, regulations and policies related to the work of foreign affairs in accordance with the actual situation of the municipality, and organize to carry out the relevant local rules, regulations and policies;

    2. to take charge of the reception for the state guests, party guests and other key guests visiting Shanghai and take charge of the arrangement of the business activities of diplomats from various countries stationed in China; to take charge of the arrangement of the municipal leaders to participate in the foreign activities not related to economy or trade in an unified manner;

    3. to take charge of the organization, management, guidance and overall work of the activities of interaction between the municipality and foreign friendly cities or regions; to take charge of carrying out friendship exchange and cooperation with foreign local governments; to guide the work of reception, exchange and visiting spot construction related to foreign affairs of the municipality; to review the friendship union between the counties or districts of the municipality and foreign parties;

    4. to take charge of the management of the business trips of the people of the municipality to foreign countries, Hong Kong and Macau SAR; to approve or review the groups and personnel dispatched by relevant departments to foreign countries, Hong Kong and Macau SAR; to take charge of the handling of passport and visa application for the personnel sent to foreign countries on business trips and the issuance and endorsement of pass for the personnel sent to Hong Kong and Macau SAR for business trips; to take charge of the declaration for approval of visits of the municipal leaders; to take charge of the management of foreign invitations and the intercourse between Hong Kong or Macau SAR and the municipality, verify and issue with authorization the visa notice letter to foreigners coming to Shanghai, and business, courteous and diplomatic visa for foreigners in Shanghai;

    5. to take charge of the handling of communication, coordination and relevant consular affairs with foreign consulars in Shanghai, and guide the intercourse of the municipal units with the foreign consulars; to take charge of the policies and work guidance for employment of Chinese staff by foreign consulars and media; to be authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to handle the affairs of the foreign news agencies and reporters stationed in the municipality, review and approve of short-term visit of foreign reporters and take charge of the daily management;

    6. to take charge of the handling or assistance in handling the key events involving foreign affairs, and the protection of foreign consulars in the municipality; to lead to take charge of the coordination of the management of activates of overseas non-governmental organizations in Shanghai and the activities of the municipal civil organizations involving foreign affairs; to assist in doing a good job in the safety management of foreign affairs;

    7. to take charge of the review of applications involving foreign affairs and foreign parties, guide and coordinate the key activities involving foreign affairs and foreign parties; to review or approve the important international conventions held in the municipality according to relevant stipulations; to take charge of the organization of the international entrepreneurs conventions; to cooperate with relevant departments in studying and handling the relevant affairs involving foreign affairs at the ports; to cooperate with relevant departments in doing a good job in the management of foreigners in Shanghai and reward to the friendly foreigners;

    8. to guide the work of the foreign affairs institutions; to take charge of the education and training for foreign affairs cadres on international situation, foreign policies and disciplines for the work of foreign affairs; to supervise and inspect the implementation of disciplines for the work of foreign affairs, assist the relevant municipal departments in settling the key cases of violating disciplines for the work of foreign affairs and severely damaging the national interests and reputation; to cooperate with relevant municipal departments in rewarding the advanced units and individuals engaging in foreign affairs;

    9. to manage and guide the work of social groups such as Shanghai Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries;

    10. to take charge of the daily work of the foreign affairs office of the Shanghai Party Committee and the Shanghai office of coordination of Hong Kong and Macau work;

    11. to take charge of the acceptance and hearing of relevant administrative reviews and responses to administrative proceedings;

    12. to undertake other tasks assigned by the municipal government.