Responsibilities

Responsibilities

 

The Foreign (Overseas Chinese) Affairs Office of Changchun Municipal People's Government is a government organ in charge of the foreign and overseas Chinese affairs, and also an executive department of foreign affairs of the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee. The main responsibilities of the Foreign (Overseas Chinese) Affairs Office of Changchun Municipal People's Government are as follows:

1.      To implement and execute policies and regulations concerning foreign and overseas Chinese affairs; to study and formulate working schemes and plans for foreign and overseas Chinese affairs; to urge and supervise the implementation of policies and regulations on foreign, overseas Chinese , Hong Kong and Macau affairs in Changchun City.

2.      In charge of the centralized management on foreign, overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau affairs of Changchun City; To coordinate with all counties (cities), districts and departments under the jurisdiction of Changchun City about the key issues related to foreign, overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau affairs, and to study and make relevant request reports, and deal with important issues related to foreign and overseas affairs and important Hon Hong and Macau affairs.

3.      To be responsible for the reception and arrangement of state guests, guests of political parties, other important foreign guests, and foreign embassy and consulate officials in China as well as the overseas reporters who are on official visits to Changchun City; to be responsible for the reception of overseas Chinese, compatriots from Hong Kong and Macau and Chinese with foreign nationalities; to participate and give support to large international activities organized in Changchun City; and to prepare entirely for foreign-related official activities to be attended by leaders at municipal levels, and direct the city’s foreign etiquette work.

4.      To be responsible for the management, instruction and coordination on delegation or individual’s official-duty visits to foreign countries, and on inviting foreign nationals’ visits to Changchun City;

5.      To be responsible for the protection of legal rights and interests of Changchun citizens abroad, and coordinating with relevant departments to deal with foreign-related incidents; to be responsible for dealing with foreign-related political incidents; to be responsible for the management on activities organized by foreign nongovernmental organizations in Changchun City; and to coordinate with relevant departments to deal with foreign-related criminal and civil cases.  

6.      To be responsible for the management of friendly and cooperative activities with the city’s sister cities; to transact the application and approval procedures for the establishment of friendly relations of the whole city with foreign countries.

7.      To be responsible for the work related to the returned overseas Chinese and their relatives and the work related to overseas Chinese and Chinese with foreign nationalities; to be responsible for the implementation of relevant policies, laws and regulations; to be responsible for the protection of the returned overseas Chinese and their families and for the protection of legitimate rights and interests of overseas Chinese; to be responsible for implementing relevant policies for those returned overseas Chinese and their relatives with financial difficulties; to coordinate and assist relevant departments with human resource arrangement work for the returned overseas Chinese and the representative figures of the overseas Chinese families; and to be responsible for the coordination of overseas donations.   

8.      To be responsible for the publicity of foreign, overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau affairs; to collaborate with relevant departments to examine and approve the publicity materials and external statements on foreign affairs.

9.      To be responsible for the liaison with Hong Kong and Macau; to be responsible for the management on the affairs related with Hong Kong and Macau.

10.   To direct all counties (cities), districts as well as the departments and units under direct jurisdiction of Changchun City to conduct foreign, overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau affairs; to be responsible for fostering and educating cadres in Changchun City in charge of foreign (overseas Chinese) affairs.

11.   To cooperate with relevant departments to supervise and check the implementation of foreign disciplines and security systems, and help deal with crucial cases of breaching principles and rules of confidentiality on foreign and overseas Chinese affairs.

12.   To undertake other work assigned by the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee and the People’s Government of Changchun City.