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Contracting Parties > Universal Copyright Convention 1952 > China
|Accession||July 30, 1992|
|Entry into Force||October 30, 1992|
Territorial InformationTerritorial application to Macau notified on December 2, 1999.
Territorial application to Hong Kong notified on June 9, 1997. On 9 June 1997, the Director-General of UNESCO received from the Government of the People’s Republic of China a notification informing him that “The Universal Copyright Convention (adopted on 6 September 1952, and as revised in 1971), to which the instrument of accession was deposited by the Government of People’s Republic of China on 30 July 1992 (hereinafter referred to as the Convention), which applies to Hong Kong at present, will continue to apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with effect from 1 July 1997, and meanwhile the Government of the People’s Republic of China states that the statement* made by the Government of the People’s Republic of China at the time when its instrument of accession was deposited in accordance with the provision of Para. 2, Article V of the Convention, applies also to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. [*Depositary’s note: the statement referred to indicated that the Government of the People’s Republic of China will avail itself of the exceptions for which provision is made in Article Vter and Vquater of the Convention]. Within the above ambit, responsibility for the international rights and obligations of a party to the above mentioned Convention will be assumed by the Government of the People’s Republic of China.”
Additional InformationDate upon which an instrument of accession to the Universal Copyright Convention as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971 was deposited on behalf of the State in question. In accordance with Article IX(3) of that Convention, such accession also constitutes accession to this Convention.