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Zhongshan Foreign Affairs Bureau

Address: 7/F, the Building of Municipal Government, No.1, Songyuan Road, Zhongshan, PC 528403
Office hours: Monday -Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m./ 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m..
Tel: (0760)88318620
Fax: (0760)88319209
Supervisory Tel: (0760)88318620

Main Functions:
1. To implement the national diplomatic guidelines and policies, and laws and regulations concerning foreign affairs; to execute the instructions and decisions on foreign affairs by the CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee and Zhongshan Municipal People’s Government; to study and draw out development plans and annual plans of foreign affairs in line with conditions of Zhongshan.
2. To administer and coordinate foreign affairs in Zhongshan; to gather the latest information about foreign affairs so as to provide decision-making basis for the CPC Zhongshan Committee and Municipal Government; to take advantage of the channel of international exchanges to render meritorious service to the municipal social and economic development.
3. To administer the work of official and business visit to foreign countries and Hong Kong and Macau SARs; to apply for approval of visiting overseas areas for leaders of Zhongshan; to handle the operations regarding to travel pass to Hong Kong and Macau SARs on official or business purposes and the applications of visa for official and business travels abroad; to issue visa notices to invited foreign visitors.
4. To organize the reception foreign guests of the State and the Party and other important foreign visitors; to receive foreign diplomatic personnel attending official events in Zhongshan; to coordinate foreign-related occasions attended by municipal officials; to take charge of the protocol of the important foreign-related events in the city.
5. To administer the friendly exchanges with foreign sister cities and non-official international exchanges; to guide the work of the People’s Association for Friendships with Foreign Countries of Zhongshan City.
6. To implement the Central Government’s guidelines and policies on the affairs of Hong Kong and Macau SARs; to coordinate and deal with affairs related to Hong Kong and Macau SARs; to be responsible for approval and management of official and semi-official exchanges between Zhongshan and Hong Kong and Macau SARs.
7. To manage and receive foreign journalists coming to Zhongshan; to manage and coordinate the exchanges between town, regions and organizations and the consulates in Zhongshan and the official and semi-official foreign organizations in the city.
8. To coordinate important foreign and foreign-related activities; to cooperate with concerned departments to manage foreigners’ affairs in Zhongshan and commend foreign friendly personages.
9. To undertake other tasks assigned by the CPC Zhongshan Municipal Committee, the Municipal Government and the foreign affairs departments at higher levels.

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