|Development of Foreign Relations
Acting in accordance with the above-mentioned principles, China established diplomatic relations with 19 countries in the 19 months between October 1949 and May 1951.
Foreign Affairs Organizations
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC This governmental unit is in charge of relations with other countries and consular affairs.
China pursues an independent and peaceful foreign policy directed toward peace. The basic objectives of this policy are to safeguard the independence and sovereignty of the country, strive to create a long-standing and favorable international environment for China's reform, opening to the outside world and modernization drive, safeguard world peace and promote common development.
Principles Governing the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations with Other Countries
With the inauguration of the PRC on October 1, 1949, the Chinese government declared solemnly: "This government is the sole legal government representing the people of the People's Republic of China.