China's state planner published registration rules on Tuesday, governing mid- and long-term foreign debt issued by Chinese firms.

The rules set by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) aim to promote orderly offshore financing and effectively ward off risks, it said in an online statement.

The new rules should also promote efficient use of the funds raised through such debt, it added. (Reporting by Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)