China Legal Research Guide
To learn more about Chinese legal and judicial system, you can visit the websites of official bodies and institutions, as well as news websites with official background.
China's judiciary comprises of courts, procuratorates, supervisory commissions, and two other governmental organs—public security organs and judicial administrative organs.
The PRC Organic Law of the People's Courts(人民法院组织法) helps us to gain a better understanding of China's court system and the internal structure of Chinese courts.
Though not binding, judicial documents issued by the Supreme People's Court (SPC) are highly persuasive for Chinese courts nationwide.
Judicial interpretation is a series of binding rules formulated by the Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate.
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.
If you want to develop a relationship with the Chinese legal profession, you'd better first know where most of the legal elites come from, i.e. the top law schools in China.