Chapter 7 of the Common Program


Already in Chapter 1, Article 11 the two basic elements of the foreign affairs policy of the People's Republic of China are described: anti-imperialism and “to lean to one side” (the Soviet Union) Chapter 7 shows more in detail the foreign policy of the People's Republic of China.


Article 54 deals with the war in Indochina. In particular the support of the Chinese government to the Democratic Republic Vietnam. The second part deals with the Korea War. In particular the reasons for intervention.
Article 55 describes how the People's Republic of China handles the unequal treaties and agreements between China and other countries. Emphasis lies on the treaties with the Soviet Union.
Article 56 displays the relations between the People's Republic of China and foreign countries. Five regions can be differentiated. Each part has its own character.
Article 57 is about commercial relations. This is already described in Article 37.
Article 58 deals with the economic and political role of the Overseas Chinese.
Article 59 describes the attitude of the People's Republic of China towards foreigners and foreign companies
Article 60 deals with the right of asylum in the People's Republic of China

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