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            Examination and Approval of Establishing a Friendly Relationship as Sister Cities with Cities of Foreign Countries

            Item 

            Examination and Approval of Establishing a Friendly Relationship As Sister Cities With Cities of Foreign Countries 

            Category 

            Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs  

            Legal Basis 

            Provisions for the Administration of Sister Cities Affairs  

            Accepting Department 

            Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Hunan Provincial People’s Government  

            Responsible Institution 

            Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Hunan Provincial People’s Government  

            Qualifications 

            According to Provisions for the Administration of Sister Cities Affairs (Revised and promulgated by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in April, 2005), the following administrative units may establish a friendly relationship as sister cities with corresponding units:  

            1. Corresponding administrative units (including provinces, prefectures, counties, regions and streets) in foreign countries that already have diplomatic relations with Hunan Province;  

            2. China’s administrative units at the provincial level and cities opening up to the outside world;  

            3. Foreign administrative units equivalent to China’s provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and cities.  

            Materials Required 

            1. Application for establishing sister-city relationships with foreign cities (provinces, prefectures, counties, regions and streets);  

            2. Chinese and English drafts of the Agreement of Establishing Sister-city Relationships in accordance with the sample provided by Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries;  

            3. Briefings of the basic facts of both cities involved;  

            4. Letters of intent from the city government/ council of the other side involved (including letter of the government official, parliamentary resolution and letter of intent signed by government officials or representatives of both sides);  

            5. Brief introduction of the exchange between both parties;  

            6. Opinion of the embassies and consulates of China in the country involved.  

            Procedures 

            The people’s government of provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government shall submit the application for the approval of Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.   

            The CPAFFC shall then submit the application to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

            Time Limit 

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            Charge 

            No Charge  

            Charging Basis 

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            Supervisory Unit 

            The Complaint Center on Administrative Effectiveness of Hunan Provincial People's Government (Tel: 12342)  

            Consultation 

            0731-2217593 2689205  

            Accountability 

            1. Administrative Permission Law of People’s Republic of China  

            2. Chapter 9 of Provisions for Administrative Procedure of Hunan Province  

            Office Timing/Address 

            8:00 a.m.~12:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.~5:30 p.m., Mon-Fri, not including legal festivals and holidays  9/F, No.12 Xianghui Building, North Shaoshan Road, Changsha,Hunan 

            Bus Route 

            Take buses No.1/3/136/1428/168/501/701 and get off at the station of Yuanjialing.  

            Online Inquiry 

            Under Construction  

            Online Application 

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            Issue 

            Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs  

            Object 

            Individuals  

            Category 

            Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs  

            Target People 

            Society at large  

            Date Qualification 

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            Publicity 

            Government Website  

            Scope of Publicity 

            Full publicity  

             

            Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn
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