XXI. China and the UK will establish Consulates General in Belfast and Wuhan respectively, and both sides will provide assistance to each other in this regard. Both sides agreed to jointly push forward negotiations on the bilateral consular treaty. Both sides agreed to adopt active measures to streamline and simplify visa application procedures for closer interaction between the two peoples and the development of tourism.
XXII. Both sides will promote early ratification of the Agreement between China and the UK on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters by their legislative bodies to enhance the efficiency in their joint efforts in fighting crime. Both sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in fighting illegal migration as provided for in the 2004 Migration MOU. Both sides will strengthen cooperation in judicial and law enforcement.
XXIII. Both sides stand ready to deepen understanding of each other’s development paths and strengthen political trust. Both sides emphasise the importance of promoting and protecting human rights and the rule of law and stand ready to strengthen their human rights dialogue on the basis of equality and mutual respect. In line with its longstanding policy, the UK recognises that Tibet is part of the People’s Republic of China and does not support Tibetan – independence. Both sides agreed it is both in China and the UK’s interests to promote the prosperity and stability of Hong Kong in accordance with the “one country, two systems” principle and the basic law.
XXIV. Both sides attach high importance to deepening the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and welcome the Joint Statement of Deepening the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit published during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Europe. Both sides are committed to working continuously to implement the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda, promote EU-China cooperation and take concrete actions to forge the EU-China partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilisation. Both sides support negotiations for an EU-China investment agreement to lift pragmatic cooperation to a new level, in particular, to facilitate mutually beneficial access to each other’s investment and services markets. Both sides reaffirm their commitment to the long term goal of an ambitious and comprehensive EU China free trade agreement, in accordance with the EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda. In support of this goal, the two sides support China and the EU in launching a joint feasibility study on an EU-China trade agreement as early as possible when conditions are right. To begin exploring the associated issues, both sides participated in a productive academic and business workshop on Prospects for EU-China Trade: the EU-China Free Trade Agreement and China’s Free Trade Zones.
XXV. The international situation is undergoing profound and complex changes. Both sides agreed that as major countries with global influence and permanent members of the UN Security Council, their close cooperation is conducive to tackling the global challenges of the 21st century. Both sides will make active contribution to international peace, security and development in accordance with the UN Charter and international law.
XXVI. Both sides stand ready to strengthen international cooperation at the bilateral and multilateral level and under the China-EU framework and will adhere to the principle of peaceful settlement of international and regional disputes through dialogue and on the basis of the UN Charter and international law. We will work actively to promote the peaceful resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue, the North Korean nuclear issue, Ukraine, Syria, Middle East, Afghanistan and other hot-spot issues. The two sides will maintain regular exchanges on climate change, international development, counter proliferation, food security and other global challenges, and strengthen coordination and cooperation on UN peacekeeping missions. Both sides welcomed constructive and frank discussions of cyber issues through the UK-China Cyber Dialogue. The UK and China agree on the importance of ending the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war worldwide.
XXVII. Both sides are committed to a post-2015 development framework centered on the eradication of poverty and promotion of common growth. Both sides stand ready to strengthen cooperation on supporting development and security in Africa. Both sides welcomed their collaboration on global health issues.
XXVIII. Both sides welcomed the Joint Statement on Climate Change released during the summit. The UK and China both recognise the clear imperative to work together towards a global framework for ambitious climate change action, since this will support efforts to bring about low carbon transitions in our own countries, and agreed to strengthen policy dialogue and practical cooperation.
XXIX. Both sides are ready to make joint efforts for the strong, balanced and sustainable growth of global economy, maintain and consolidate the multilateral trade systems represented by WTO, and oppose protectionism of any form. Both sides support the G20 as the premier forum for international economic cooperation, and will work for an open world economy and a positive and result-oriented comprehensive growth strategy to be announced on the G20 Brisbane Summit.
XXX. Both sides agreed to promote cultural harmony, cherish the diversity and richness of different cultures, and promote dialogue and mutual learning among cultures to share the progress of human civilisation.