Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China (State Council Gazette) edited and published by the General Office of the State Council, has been the official publications of the Chinese Central Government for readerships at home and abroad since 1955.
The State Council Gazette consists of following sections:
Laws approved by the National People's Congress (NPC) or the Standing Committee of NPC, decisions of NPC on relevant laws;
Orders of the President, official appointments and removals;
Diplomatic documents such as treaties and agreements signed with foreign countries, governmental statements, communiqués;
Administrative regulations, resolutions and executive orders publicized by the State Council, rules and regulations from government departments and agencies, as well as documents authorized to be published.
According to Article 62 in the Law on Legislation of the People's Republic of China, the version appearing in the State Council Gazette shall be considered the official version.
In case of discrepancy between the contents released on this site and the paper version in Chinese, the later shall prevail.