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How Many Laws Are There in China? - China Law in One Minute



There are currently more than 200 laws in China.

For full texts of Chinese laws, please click the List of China's Laws.

In accordance with the PRC Legislation Law, a law is enacted and amended by the National People’s Congress and its Standing Committee and its effect is only inferior to that of the PRC Constitution

China’s laws and regulations can be divided into four levels in terms of effectiveness in a descending hierarchy:

(1) The Constitution;

(2) Laws;

(3) Administrative regulations, judicial interpretation, military regulations;

(4) Local laws and regulations, departmental regulations.

(See What's Chinese Legal System? )

In addition to a constitution and more than 200 laws, there are thousands of administrative regulations, judicial interpretation, military regulations, local laws, local regulations, and departmental regulations.




Legislation Law(2015)



Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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