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China’s Legislature Updates Catalogue of Currently Effective Laws

Mon, 17 Oct 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 7 Sept. 2022, the website of China’s National People’s Congress ( updated the Catalogue of Currently Effective Domestic Laws.

According to the Catalogue, as of 2 Sept. 2022, the closing date of the 36th session of the Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress of China, a total of 293 domestic laws were in force, including:

  • the China Constitution (adopted in 1982);
  • 49 Constitution-related laws;
  • 24 civil and commercial laws;
  • 96 administrative laws;
  • 82 economic laws;
  • 27 social laws;
  • 3 criminal laws; and
  • 11 procedural laws concerning the lawsuit and non-lawsuit procedures.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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