On April 24, 2014, the 8th meeting of the Twelfth Standing Committee of National People's Congress approved the "Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances" (the "Beijing Treaty") by vote.
It is reported that "Beijing Treaty" is the new international norms for full protection of the performer's voice and image. After it takes effect, Chinese performers will be fully protected in countries approving or joining the "Beijing Treaty".
On June 26, 2012, WIPO held the Third WIPO Diplomatic Conference on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances in Beijing, and successfully concluded the "Beijing Treaty." The treaty aims at the performances recorded in the "audio-visual recordings", and provides a wide range of rights for performers, which fills the gap of international treaty of full copyright protection in the field of audiovisual performances.