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50 countries are located in Asia.

Table: Practices and technologies, international agreements, UN cloning vote

Key

Practices and technologies

  • PROHIBITED: This practice is prohibited by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • regulated: This practice is allowed and regulated by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • permitted: This practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law, but is not regulated.
  • allowed: This practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law, but social uses are not prohibited.
  • social uses prohibited: Social (or nonmedical) use of this practice is prohibited by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • commercial prohibited: Commercial use of this practice is prohibited by national law or policies having the force of law, but non-commercial use is allowed.
  • commercial allowed: Commercial use of this practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • permitted: This practice is allowed by national law or policies having the force of law, but policies concerning compensation are unknown.
  • unrecognized: Surrogacy contracts are explicitly unrecognized by national law or by other mechanism which carries the force of law.
  • no policy: This practice is not addressed by national law or policies having the force of law.
  • ?: It is unknown whether this practice is addressed by national law or policies having the force of law.


Note: The categories defined in the key and used in the table characterize the polices in any given country in a broad manner. Consult the page for each country for more detailed accounts of current policies.
 

International agreements

  • RATIFIED: This country has ratified this measure, and thus agrees to abide by its provisions.
  • signed: This country has signed this measure, indicating an intent to ratify it.
  • blank cell: This country has neither signed nor ratified this measure.


2005 UN Cloning Vote

  • YES: This country voted in favor of the Declaration, indicating support for a ban on both reproductive and research cloning.
  • no: This country voted against the Declaration, indicating support for a ban on reproductive cloning only.
  • abstain: This country took an official position of abstaining from voting on the Declaration.
  • no vote: This country’s delegate was absent at the time of the vote, or otherwise refrained from voting.


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  Population Eggs for assisted reproduction Eggs for research Inheritable genetic modification Preimplantation genetic diagnosis Reproductive cloning Research cloning Sex selection Surrogacy 2005 UN Cloning Vote 2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention
Afghanistan 31,889,923 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED YES
Armenia 3,229,900 permitted ? ? ? ? ? ? commercial allowed no vote
Azerbaijan 8,653,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no policy abstained RATIFIED
Bahrain 1,046,814 PROHIBITED ? ? social uses prohibited ? ? regulated PROHIBITED YES
Bangladesh 150,448,340 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED YES RATIFIED
Bhutan 672,425 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no vote
Brunei 391,450 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? YES RATIFIED
Cambodia 13,971,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no RATIFIED
China 1,321,851,888 commercial prohibited commercial prohibited ? social uses prohibited PROHIBITED regulated PROHIBITED PROHIBITED no RATIFIED
Cyprus 788,457 ? ? PROHIBITED social uses prohibited PROHIBITED PROHIBITED ? no policy no
Georgia 4,661,473 ? PROHIBITED PROHIBITED social uses prohibited PROHIBITED PROHIBITED ? commercial allowed YES
Hong Kong 7,234,800 PROHIBITED ? ? ? ? ? ? commercial prohibited; unrecognized
India 1,132,446,000 no policy no policy PROHIBITED social uses prohibited PROHIBITED regulated Social uses prohibited no policy no RATIFIED
Indonesia 234,693,997 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED abstained RATIFIED
Iran 71,208,000 ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED ? permitted abstained
Iraq 29,267,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? YES
Israel 7,282,000 commercial prohibited commercial prohibited no policy social uses prohibited PROHIBITED permitted ? commercial allowed abstained
Japan 127,433,494 PROHIBITED commercial prohibited PROHIBITED no policy PROHIBITED regulated no policy no policy no RATIFIED
Jordan 6,053,193 PROHIBITED ? ? no policy ? no policy no policy PROHIBITED abstained
Kazakhstan 15,217,711 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? permitted YES
Kosovo 1,859,203 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kuwait 2,390,543 ? PROHIBITED ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED YES RATIFIED
Kyrgyzstan 5,264,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no policy no vote
Laos 6,521,998 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no
Lebanon 4,196,453 PROHIBITED ? ? social uses prohibited PROHIBITED PROHIBITED PROHIBITED PROHIBITED abstained
Malaysia 27,496,000 commercial prohibited ? ? no policy PROHIBITED PROHIBITED Social uses prohibited PROHIBITED abstained RATIFIED
Maldives 300,000 PROHIBITED ? ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED abstained
Mongolia 2,951,786 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? abstained RATIFIED
Myanmar 55,390,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? abstained
Nepal 28,901,790 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED abstained
North Korea 23,301,725 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no
Oman 3,204,897 PROHIBITED ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED PROHIBITED abstained RATIFIED
Pakistan 169,300,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? unrecognized abstained RATIFIED
Palestine 4,550,368 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Philippines 90,500,000 PROHIBITED PROHIBITED ? ? PROHIBITED PROHIBITED ? PROHIBITED YES
Qatar 907,229 PROHIBITED PROHIBITED ? ? PROHIBITED PROHIBITED ? PROHIBITED YES RATIFIED
Saudi Arabia 27,601,038 PROHIBITED PROHIBITED PROHIBITED social uses prohibited PROHIBITED PROHIBITED Social uses prohibited PROHIBITED YES RATIFIED
Singapore 4,680,600 commercial prohibited commercial prohibited ? social uses prohibited PROHIBITED regulated Social uses prohibited PROHIBITED no RATIFIED
South Korea 49,044,790 commercial prohibited commercial prohibited PROHIBITED social uses prohibited PROHIBITED regulated PROHIBITED commercial prohibited no RATIFIED
Sri Lanka 19,668,000 permitted ? ? ? ? ? Social uses prohibited no policy abstained
Syria 19,405,000 PROHIBITED ? ? ? ? ? Social uses prohibited PROHIBITED abstained
Taiwan 22,911,000 commercial prohibited commercial prohibited ? ? PROHIBITED PROHIBITED Social uses prohibited PROHIBITED
Tajikistan 6,920,300 PROHIBITED ? ? ? ? ? Social uses prohibited PROHIBITED YES
Thailand 63,038,247 commercial prohibited ? ? social uses prohibited PROHIBITED regulated Social uses prohibited commercial prohibited no RATIFIED
Timor-Leste 1,115,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? YES
Turkey 70,586,256 PROHIBITED ? PROHIBITED social uses prohibited no policy no policy ? PROHIBITED abstained
Turkmenistan 5,110,023 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? PROHIBITED no vote
United Arab Emirates 46,372,700 PROHIBITED PROHIBITED PROHIBITED social uses prohibited PROHIBITED PROHIBITED Social uses prohibited PROHIBITED YES
Uzbekistan 26,593,000 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? no policy YES
Vietnam 87,375,000 commercial prohibited ? PROHIBITED ? PROHIBITED PROHIBITED PROHIBITED PROHIBITED no vote