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4. Sovereign/State Immunity | China
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4.1 Diplomatic Immunity in Chinese Law

The People’s Republic of China acceded to the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (the VCDR) on November 25, 1975. As a State of the continental legal tradition, China tends to apply multilateral treaties by way of “transformation”. Since its accession to the VCDR, China had made various domestic legislation concerning diplomatic privileges and immunities, and one of the core domestic legis…

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Yinan, Bao and Ling, Bing, “4. Sovereign/State Immunity | China”, in: Encyclopedia of Public International Law in Asia Online, General Editor: Seokwoo Lee. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-8161_EPIL_COM_1009>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20210922

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