3. Agreements to be negotiated and signed on behalf of a government department of the People`s Republic of China concerning matters within the competence and competence of the division concerned shall be decided by the division itself or after consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the event of agreement on matters of major importance or matters falling within the functions and powers of other departments of the Council of State, the division concerned shall submit them to the Council of State for decision or after consultation with the other divisions under the Council of State. The draft agreement of the Chinese side shall be examined and adopted by the relevant department or, where appropriate, in consultation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 4. International Legal Materials (ILM) (staff and student only from Melb University). Article 13 A bilateral treaty or agreement concluded by the People`s Republic of China with a foreign State shall be concluded in Chinese and in the official language of the other Party, both texts being equally authentic. Where appropriate, a text agreed by both parties may be executed as a reference text in the language of a third country as a third official text, equally binding, or as an unofficial text. By mutual agreement between the two parties, it may be established that in the event of a divergent interpretation of the treaty or agreement, the third text shall have priority. The following persons renounce full powers to negotiate and sign treaties and agreements: Article 16 of the Treaties and Agreements of the People`s Republic of China is constituted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a collection of treaties of the People`s Republic of China. .