China

Existing National Legislation

National Laws, Regulations and Administrative Measures adopted by China since 2017 with respect to activities in the Area  [CH] Note Verbale (18)-4 dated 26 April 2018

Text of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Exploration for and Exploitation of Resources in the Deep Seabed Area.  Adopted February 26, 2016 and effective as of May 1, 2016

Mineral Resources Law of the People’s Republic of China (Adopted at the 15th meeting of the Standing Committee of the Sixth National People’s Congress on 19 March 1986, and revised in accordance with the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Revising the Mineral Resources Law of the People’s Republic of China, adopted at the 21st meeting of the Standing Committee of the Eighth National People’s Congress on 29 August 1996).

Rules for Implementation of the Mineral Resources Law of the People’s Republic of China (Promulgated by Decree No. 152 of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China on 26 March 1994, and effective as of the date of promulgation).

Marine Environmental Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China(Adopted at the twenty-fourth session of the Standing Committee of the Fifth National People’s Congress on 23 August 1982; effective as of 1 March 1983, and revised at the thirteenth session of the Standing Committee of the Ninth National People’s Congress on 25 December 1999).

Administrative Regulation on the Prevention and Treatment of the Pollution and Damage to the Marine Environment by Marine Engineering Construction Projects [Chinese] (Promulgated by the State Council on 25 March 2010 and in force on the same day)