Article 1 The name of this organization is China International Friendship Cities Association (Abbreviation: CIFCA).
Article 2 CIFCA, a non-profit national united organization, constitutes of provinces, cities, districts and counties (not including Taiwan Province, Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions) which have established friendship-city relations with their counterparts in other countries, and personnel from all walks of life who are in favor of the development of the friendship-city cause in China.
Article 3 The mission of CIFCA is to develop international friendship-city relations, promote practical cooperation, implement foreign policy of peace and serve local development. Subject to the guidance of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), CIFCA actively mobilizes all sectors of society from China and abroad, promotes the establishment of friendship-city relations between cities and local governments of China and their counterparts in other countries and advances practical cooperation between them; wins all-directional, multilevel and wide-range support from international community, organizations and cities and local governments across the world so as to achieve an all-round development of economy and society of localities in China. Within the framework of national overall diplomacy, CIFCA implements foreign policy of peace, maintains common security of mankind, gives full play to cities and local governments across the world and creates favorable external environment for developing economy and society and safeguarding sovereignty and security of China. CIFCA is in compliance with the Constitution, laws, regulations, national policies of the People's Republic of China and established social mores.
Article 4 CIFCA is subject to the operational guidance of CPAFFC, as well as the supervision and management by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Article 5 The headquarter of CIFCA is located at No. 1 Taijichang Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing.