China: Accession to Sea-bed Treaty

State China
Treaty Sea-bed Treaty
Action Type Accession
Depositary Government of the United Kingdom
Date 28 February 1991

Ceased to apply to Hong Kong wef 1 July 1997. Applies to Hong Kong (SAR) wef 1 July 1997.

The Chinese Government reaffirms that nothing in this Treaty shall be interpreted as prejudicing in any way the sovereign rights and the other rights of the People's Republic of China over its territorial sea, as well as the sea area, the seabed and subsoil thereof adjacent to its territorial sea. 

The signature and ratification of this Treaty by the Taiwan authorities by illegally using the name of China on 11 February 1971 and 22 February 1972 respectively are null and void.

Other Actions Accession on deposit with Moscow — 28 February 1991
Accession on deposit with Washington — 28 February 1991