Jan 27,1964: China and France establish diplomatic relations
Jan 27, 1950: The Central People's Government releases the "decision on tariff and customs work"
On Jan 27, 1950, the Central People's Government released the "decision on tariff and customs work". The government announced an interim customs law and a new customs tariff for the national control of foreign trade and implementation of an export and import licensing system.
Jan 27, 1964: China and France establish diplomatic relations
On Jan 27, 1964, the Chinese and French governments issued a joint communiqué to establish diplomatic relations: "The Government of the People's Republic of China and the Government of the Republic of France unanimously made a decision to establish diplomatic relations. The governments of the two countries agreed to appoint ambassadors in three months." France became the first Western power to formally establish diplomatic relations with China at the ambassadorial level.