Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the People’s Republic of China
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, June 10th. Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the People’s Republic of China
(Adopted at the 29th meeting of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress on June 10, 2021)
Article 1 In order to safeguard national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and protect the legitimate rights and interests of citizens and organizations in our country, this law is formulated in accordance with the Constitution.
Article 2 The People’s Republic of China adheres to an independent foreign policy of peace, adheres to the five principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence, and upholds the United Nations The core international system and the international order based on international law will develop friendly cooperation with countries around the world and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind.
Article 3 The People’s Republic of China opposes hegemonism and power politics, and opposes any country’s interference in China’s internal affairs under any pretext and in any way.
Foreign countries that violate international laws and basic norms of international relations, use various excuses or in accordance with their own laws to contain and suppress my country, take discriminatory restrictive measures against Chinese citizens and organizations, and interfere in my country’s internal affairs. Have the right to take corresponding countermeasures.
Article 4 The relevant departments of the State Council may decide to include individuals and organizations that directly or indirectly participate in the formulation, decision, and implementation of the discriminatory restrictive measures provided in Article 3 of this law on the counter-control list.
Article 5 In addition to the individuals and organizations listed in the countermeasure list in accordance with Article 4 of this law, the relevant departments of the State Council may also decide to take countermeasures against the following individuals and organizations:
< p>(1) Spouses and immediate relatives of individuals included in the counter-control list;
< p>(2) senior managers or actual controllers included in the counter-control list organization; p>
(3) Organizations where individuals listed on the countermeasures list serve as senior managers;
(4) Organizations actually controlled or participated in the establishment and operation of individuals and organizations listed on the countermeasures list .
Article 6 Relevant departments of the State Council may, in accordance with their respective responsibilities and tasks, decide to take one or more of the following measures for individuals and organizations specified in Articles 4 and 5 of this law based on actual conditions:< /p>
(1) No visa issuance, entry prohibition, visa cancellation, or deportation;
(2) Sealing, seizure, and freezing of movable property, real property and other types in China Property;
(3) Prohibit or restrict relevant transactions, cooperation and other activities with organizations and individuals in China;
(4) Other necessary measures.
Article 7 The decision made by the relevant departments of the State Council in accordance with the provisions of Articles 4 to 6 of this Law shall be final.
Article 8 Where the circumstances under which countermeasures are taken change, the relevant departments of the State Council may suspend, change or cancel the countermeasures.
The determination, suspension, change or cancellation of the countermeasure list and countermeasures in Article 9 shall be determined by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs or other relevant departments of the State Council issued an order to announce it.
Article 10 The state establishes a coordination mechanism for anti-foreign sanctions work and is responsible for overall coordination of related work.
Relevant departments of the State Council should strengthen coordination and information sharing, and determine and implement relevant countermeasures in accordance with their respective responsibilities and tasks.
Article 11 Organizations and individuals within the territory of my country shall implement countermeasures adopted by relevant departments of the State Council.
For organizations and individuals that violate the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the relevant departments of the State Council shall deal with them in accordance with the law and restrict or prohibit them from engaging in related activities.
Article 12 No organization or individual may implement or assist in the implementation of discriminatory restrictive measures taken by foreign countries against Chinese citizens and organizations.
Where organizations and individuals violate the provisions of the preceding paragraph and infringe upon the lawful rights and interests of Chinese citizens and organizations, Chinese citizens and organizations may file a lawsuit with the people’s court in accordance with the law, requesting them to stop the infringement, Compensation for loss.
Article 13 For acts that endanger my country’s sovereignty, security, and development interests, in addition to the provisions of this law, relevant laws, administrative regulations, and departmental rules may provide for other necessary countermeasures.
Article 14 Any organization or individual who fails to implement or cooperate with the implementation of countermeasures shall be investigated for legal responsibility in accordance with the law.
Article 15 For foreign countries, organizations, or individuals that implement, assist, or support acts that endanger my country’s sovereignty, security, and development interests, and need to take necessary countermeasures, refer to the relevant provisions of this law.
Article 16 This law shall come into force on the date of promulgation. (End)