Us China Consular Agreement

1. A consular official is authorized to provide any kind of assistance to ships of the State of origin in the territorial or inland waters, ports or other moorings of the host state. 1. When the competent authorities of the host state inquire about an estate resulting from the death in the host state of a national of the State of origin who does not leave an heir or executor known in the host state, it informs a consular official of the Sending State as soon as possible. 1. A consular official is authorized, under the law of the host state, to take appropriate measures to protect the rights and interests of nationals of the State of origin, including legal entities, before the courts and other authorities of the host state if they are not present in the host state or for any other reason, these nationals are not in a position to defend their rights and interests in a timely manner. China still applies the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. Infiltration and interference are never contained in genes or in the tradition of Chinese foreign policy. Chinese diplomatic and consular representations in the United States, committed to promoting mutual understanding and friendship between the two peoples, respect the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Bilateral Treaties and U.S. legislation. 2. Except at the request of the ship`s captain or consular officer, the judiciary or any other competent authority of the host Member State may not interfere in the ship`s internal affairs with regard to the relations between the crew members, labour relations, discipline and other domestic activities, if the peace and security of the host state is not violated.

3. A consular official of the State of origin has the right to receive a national of the State of origin who does not have permanent residence in the host state of money or other property in the host state to which that national is entitled following the death of another person, including the shares of an estate. , payments made under the Workers` Compensation Act, pension and benefit plans in general and income from insurance policies, unless the court, agency or person issuing the distribution directs this transmission through other means.