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What Are the Main Laws in China? - China Law in One Minute

Wed, 18 Nov 2020
Editor: C. J. Observer

What Are the Main Laws in China? - China Law in One Minute


There are more than 200 Chinese laws, and the main ones include:


Civil Code;

Criminal Law;

Company Law;

Securities Law;

Trademark Law;

Patent Law;

Copyright Law;

Civil Procedure Law;

Criminal Procedure Law;

Administrative Procedure Law;

Election Law on the National People's Congress and Local People's Congress;

Legislation Law.

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

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.


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How Do Elections in China Work?

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How Many Crimes Are Punishable by Death in China?

What is the Court System Like in China?

What's Chinese Legal System? 

Does the Jury Exist in China?

What Are the Main Laws in China?

What is the Conviction Rate in China?

Does China Have Common Law? 

For more interesting posts about Chinese Law, please check China Law in One Minute.


Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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