Local Associations for Friendship with Foreign Countries：
Local associations for Foreign Countries are important parts in the work of people-to-people diplomacy. They have been set up in all the provinces, autonomous regions, and the municipalities directly under the central government, after the CPAFFC established. As the deepening and increasing of reform and opening, local governments at all levels pay great attention to the work of nongovernmental communication with foreign countries. Local associations for Foreign Countries have become one of the main channels when local governments develop friendly communication and cooperation with foreign countries. Those district-level cities as well as county-level cities with better opening to the outside world, have become to establish Friendship Associations one after another. At present in China, there are almost 300 local friendship associations with foreign countries in the provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the central government, as well as the cities and area which are above district-level.
Local Friendship Associations