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Guideline for Promoting High-quality Development of Overseas Contracted Projects

Scope of Application

Principles and main objectives for relevant departments and agencies in the Chinese Government and contractors.


Offers basic principles and objectives to support the development of high-quality foreign contracted projects.

General Key Points

The Chinese Government should:

  • Support sustainable development that aligns with international best practices.
  • Actively improve international cooperation with other countries, international organizations, multinational companies, and international financial institutions (IFIs).
  • Work with host countries' governments on green development as well as associated planning, policy measures, and key projects. 
Key Points on Stakeholder Engagement

Contractors should:

  • Fulfill their local responsibilities and integrate into the local society. 
  • Respect local customs and traditions.
  • Promote local employment.


The Chinese Government should:

  • Promote economic and social development of local people in host countries.
Key Points on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment

Contractors should:

  • Pay attention to environmental protection
Applies to
August 2019
Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Ministry of Public Security (MPS), Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD), Ministry of Transport, People's Bank of China (PBOC), State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), General Administration of Customs, State Taxation Administration, State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission (CBIRC), China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Foreign Exchange Administration, and All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce
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