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The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office (OCAO) of Shanghai Municipal People's Government

    Address: Floor 12, 129 Yananxilu Postal code: 200040
    Exchange: 0086-21-62490880
    Email: qwb@overseas.sh.cn
    
    The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Shanghai Municipal People¡¯s Government is an organ directly under the Municipal Government in charge of overseas Chinese affairs in the whole city. Its main functions are:
    1. To implement the policies, lines, laws, statutes and regulations on overseas Chinese affairs; to study and prepare draft local laws and regulations, as well as policies, on overseas Chinese affairs, taking into account the specific conditions of this Municipality, and to organize the implementation of relevant statutes, regulations and policies.
    2. To be responsible for the preparation of development plans and annual plans for overseas Chinese affairs work in this Municipality; to investigate and study conditions of overseas Chinese both at home and abroad and the status of work related to overseas Chinese affairs in this Municipality and provide information on overseas Chinese affairs to relevant departments; to be responsible for overseeing and coordinating overseas Chinese-related departments and public organizations in carrying out work on Chinese nationals residing overseas, overseas Chinese and compatriots from HK and Macao.
    3. To study the progress of work in the introduction of funds, technology and human resources of Chinese nationals residing overseas, overseas Chinese and compatriots from HK and Macao and put forward relevant proposals.
    4. To be responsible for conducting publicity campaigns, cultural exchange and education in the Chinese language among Chinese nationals residing overseas, overseas Chinese and compatriots from HK and Macao; to cooperate with the OCAO of the State Council and other relevant departments in contacting the media, cultural organizations and Chinese schools of Chinese nationals residing overseas and overseas Chinese and provide support for their work; to assist the Publicity Department of the Municipal Party Committee in coordinating the publicity work on overseas Chinese affairs in this Municipality .
    5. To protect according to law the lawful rights and interests in Chinese mainland of returned overseas Chinese and relatives of overseas Chinese and the lawful rights and interests in Chinese mainland of Chinese nationals residing overseas, overseas Chinese and compatriots from HK and Macao. To work in conjunction with other relevant departments in providing services for overseas Chinese-owned enterprises, Chinese nationals residing overseas and overseas Chinese coming to Shanghai for development; to be responsible for the work on representatives emigrating overseas since the implementation of the reform and open policy; to assist relevant departments in making personnel arrangements for representatives of returned overseas Chinese and relatives of overseas Chinese; to work in conjunction with other relevant departments in providing effective services for impoverished returned overseas Chinese and relatives of overseas Chinese; to provide guidance for work on overseas Chinese affairs at the community level; to be responsible for work on petition letters on overseas Chinese affairs.
    6. To be involved in the formulation of relevant policies on entry and exit of overseas Chinese, returned overseas Chinese and the relatives of overseas Chinese; to work in conjunction with the public security departments in examining, approving and managing according to law matters related to the return of overseas Chinese and compatriots from HK and Macao to Shanghai for settlement; to be responsible for certifying the status of returned overseas Chinese and relatives of overseas Chinese.
    7. To be in charge of matters related to donations to this Municipality from Chinese nationals residing overseas, overseas Chinese and compatriots from HK and Macao, to supervise and oversee in accordance with law the use of the materials and funds donated and to work in conjunction with other relevant departments in formulating appropriate methods of rewarding and punishment.
    8. To cooperate with other relevant departments in doing well the overseas Chinese affairs work related to Taiwan.
    9. To be responsible for organizing overseas visits on overseas Chinese affairs; to oversee and coordinate major reception arrangements related to overseas Chinese affairs.
    10. To be responsible for the acceptance of applications for administration reviews and responding to administrative proceedings. 


 
Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of Shanghai Municipal Government