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Construction Law of China (2019)


Type of laws Law

Issuing body Standing Committee of the National People's Congress

Promulgating date Apr 23, 2019

Effective date Apr 23, 2019

Validity status Valid

Scope of application Nationwide

Topic(s) Real Estate Law Construction Law

Editor(s) C. J. Observer

The Construction Law was promulgated in 1997, and amended in 2011 and 2019 respectively. The latest revision entered into force on April 23, 2019.

There are 85 articles in total.

The key points are as follows:

1.Construction activities and supervision of construction activities conducted within the territory of the People’s Republic of China shall abide by this law.(Article 2)

2.Before the start of construction projects, construction units shall apply to the competent construction administrative departments under the prefecture-county governments or above for construction licenses.(Article 7)

3.Construction engineering enterprises, prospecting units, design units and project supervisory units are rated into different classes according to their registered capital, professionals and technicians, technical equipment and performance record of completed construction projects, etc.(Article 13)

4.The survey, design and construction quality of a construction project shall satisfy the requirements of the relevant construction project safety standards of the State.(Article 52)

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