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The Chinese fixture, which previously appeared in the WRC for just one season, supplements the existing 13 rounds in a calendar approved by the governing body’s World Motorsport Council in Paris this afternoon.
The 14 rounds are (in alphabetical order): Argentina, Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, Monte-Carlo, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.
China’s confirmation is subject to fulfilling FIA requirements following August’s candidate event, while France and Monte-Carlo are subject to finalising contract terms and conditions.
The calendar was agreed without dates, which will be confirmed within the next few weeks.
Other decisions from the meeting to be introduced from next season were: