China

International Legal Research

Information about China in free legal resources:

Treaties & Agreements

International Organizations

Jurisprudence $ Commentary

European Union

IP Law

China

Legal Materials

For information, call the National Committee on United States-China Relations(NCUSCR) at 212-645-9677. Other possibilities: the Chinese embassy (202-495-2266) or the U.S. State Department.

Legal: The National People’s Congress posts a free Database of Laws and Regulations. Lexis and Westlaw both have some translated Chinese legal materials.ChinaLawInfo and Westlaw ChinaLaw are subscription-based commercial sites that provide Chinese legal materials in English.

Commercial Laws of the World and Tax Laws of the World, both part of RIA’s World Wide Tax Law Service and available by subscription through Checkpoint, provide English translations of China’s corporate, tax and other business laws. CCH publishes multi-volume sets called China Laws for Foreign Business (updated by a periodical called China Law News) and the China Business Law Guide. The Basic Law of Macau is posted at www.umac.mo/basiclaw/english/main.html.

MLex provides English translations of Chinese merger decisions and court judgments.

For more sources of Chinese law, see the NYU Guide to Foreign & International Legal Databases, Finding Chinese Law on the Internet by Joan Liu, the “China Resources” chapter of Legal Research Methods in a Modern World: A Coursebook (DJØF Publishing); Legal Research Guide: China from the Library of Congress and/or Judicial Information of the People’s Republic of China: A Survey by Zhai Jianxiong. For more, see A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Who Makes What?, and/or A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Administrative Regulations and Departmental Rules, A Guide to Chinese Legal Research and Global Legal Collection Highlights: Official Publication of Chinese Law by Laney Zhang at the LOC.

Business: Information on Chinese companies is available in D&B reports and throughSkyMinder. Mergent publishes Mergent Private Chinese Companies, which is available on Lexis (COMPNY;MGTPCC) and Mergent Ooline.

Detailed information on Chinese stock trading, shareholders, corporate management, bonds and industries is available through the CSMAR databases available by subscription through GTA Data Online, as well as some academic and financial institution web sites.

List of additional China business resources are posted by the Lippincott Library at the University of Pennsylvania and the Crocker Library at the University of Southern California.

Document Retrieval: The Litigation Services division of Interlingua (310-792-3636), a California-based company, will retrieve documents (including legislation and law journals) from China.

Intellectual Property: The EPO’s China (CN) page provides information about Chinese patents and tips on how to search even if you do not know Chinese. See alsoPatents – Foreign, Trademarks and/or Copyrights.

News: Daily news & info about China is posted by the European Internet Network.

5-Year Plans are generally published in March of the year they began, generally in theBeijing Review. In 2003 China disbanded the agency that developed 5-Year Plans, signaling an end to centralized planning of the economy, but an 11th Five-Year “Guideline” was published in 2006. A 12th Five-Year “Guideline” was published in 2011.

To search for news stories about the Plans in Lexis or Westlaw, search on “___th five year plan” (including quotations in a Westlaw search). Or just put the phrase into a good search engine.

The Legal History of Islamic Law in China

This section provides an overview of Islamic Law in China.

History of the The Hundred Days

The following commentary about The Hundred Days in the Churchill Era is produced by the Churchill College (Cambridge): During the advance to victory, Haig’s armies took 188,000 prisoners and 2,840 guns, as against 196,000 prisoners and 3,775 guns taken by the French, American and Belgian armies.

Representation to China: International Incident

In the book “International Incidents for Discussion in Conversation Classes”, in relation to this subject, L. Oppenheim wrote in 1909: On Jan. 15th, 1909, after the dismissal of Yuan-Shih-Kai, the British and the American diplomatic envoys at Peking called by appointment on Prince Ching, who, as president of the Grand Council and the Wai-wu-pu, is the highest official of the Chinese Empire. The purpose of the appointment was to make a joint representation on the part of the two powers regarding the dismissal, without any given reason, of Yuan-Shih-Kai, whose services to the cause of order, stability, and progress in China had inspired such confidence in their two governments.

Literature Review on China: Administrative History and Current Reforms

In the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, [1] Yijia Jing offers the following summary about the topic of China: Administrative History and Current Reforms: The dynamics of public administration (PA) in transitional China have been shaped by both its historical path and its efforts to meet new demands and pressures. This entry briefly reviews China’s royal, state, and public administration stages, according to the nature of administration and its relation to politics. As an adaptation to the changing political, economic, social and global environments since 1978, China’s PA system has experienced many fundamental reforms to build up its legitimacy and performance.

Results of United States Consultations Requested in 2010 in Three Disputes With China

In relation to the international law practice and Results of Consultations Requested in 2010 in Three Disputes With China in this world legal Encyclopedia, please see the following section:

Trade, Commercial Relations, Investment, Transportation

About this subject:

World Trade Organization

Under this topic, in the Encyclopedia, find out information on:

  • Dispute Settlement
  • Disputes brought by the United States
  • Disputes brought by the United States against China

. Note: there is detailed information and resources, in relation with these topics during the year 2011, covered by the entry, in this law Encyclopedia, about Results of consultations requested in 2010 in three disputes with China

Disputes Brought by the United States Against China

In relation to the international law practice and Disputes Brought by the United States Against China in this world legal Encyclopedia, please see the following section:

Trade, Commercial Relations, Investment, Transportation

About this subject:

World Trade Organization

Under this topic, in the Encyclopedia, find out information on:

  • Dispute Settlement
  • Disputes brought by the United States

Resources

See Also

  • International Organization
  • Foreign Relations
  • Intergovernmental Organization
  • Regional Organization
  • Regional Integration

Resources

Notes and References

  1. Entry about China: Administrative History and Current Reforms in the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (2015, Routledge, Oxford, United Kingdom)

See Also

Further Reading

  • Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (2018, Springer International Publishing, Germany)

Resources

See Also

  • Legal Biography
  • Legal Traditions
  • Historical Laws
  • History of Law

Further Reading

Hierarchical Display of China

Geography > Asia and Oceania > Far East
International Relations > International security > International issue > Tibetan question

China

Concept of China

See the dictionary definition of China.

Characteristics of China

Resources

Translation of China

Thesaurus of China

Geography > Asia and Oceania > Far East > China
International Relations > International security > International issue > Tibetan question > China

See also

  • People’s Republic of China

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