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Official English Version of China’s Criminal Law Published

Mon, 04 Sep 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

In June 2023, China’s top legislature, the National People’s Congress (NPC), published the English version of China’s Criminal Law on its website. The full text is available HERE.

The NPC has an internal Commission for Legislative Affairs, which includes working groups responsible for translating Chinese laws. The Commission for Legislative Affairs is the legislative body of the NPC Standing Committee, responsible for services related to drafting, amending, researching, and reviewing legislative bills.

In November 2019, the Expert Committee on English Translation and Proofreading of Laws of the Commission of Legislative Affairs of the NPC Standing Committee was established, which is responsible for translating Chinese laws into English.



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