HKSAR's External Affairs

Bilateral agreements applicable to HKSAR

Bilateral agreements concluded by the HKSAR on its own

Article 151 of the Basic Law provides that the HKSAR may on its own, using the name "Hong Kong, China", maintain and develop relations and conclude and implement agreements with foreign states and regions and relevant international organizations in the appropriate fields, including the economic, trade, financial and monetary, shipping, communications, tourism, cultural and sports fields.

Bilateral agreements concluded with the authorisation of the Central People's Government (CPG)

The Basic Law provides that the HKSAR may, with the CPG's authorisation or assistance, negotiate and conclude the agreements with foreign states or regions in certain areas. The relevant provisions include:

The list of such bilateral agreements can be found here.