World Intellectual Property Organization

Beijing Notification No. 5
Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances

Ratification by the People's Republic of China

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and has the honor to notify the deposit by the Government of the People's Republic of China, on July 9, 2014, of its instrument of ratification of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances, adopted at Beijing on June 24, 2012. 

The said instrument contained the following declarations:

    - "The People's Republic of China shall not be bound by Article 11(1) and (2) of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances.

    - "The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances shall not apply for the time being to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China until otherwise notified by the Government of the People's Republic of China."

The date of entry into force of the said Treaty will be notified when the required number of ratifications or accessions is reached in accordance with Article 26 of the said Treaty.

July 9, 2014

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