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Social Change and its Impact on the Role of Law

Incoming president Xi Jinping has pledged to uphold the constitution and rule of law in China. But, as Stanley Lubman points out in a post on the Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time, this is a complicated prospect given...

China Adopts Tort Law

From Xinhua: China’s top legislature approved the Tort Law Saturday, after four readings since 2002. The 92-provision law covers liabilities for a range of circumstances, including traffic accidents, medical accidents,...

China To Mull Draft Resolution On Climate Change

From Xinhua: China’s top legislature will consider a draft resolution on climate change and a draft amendment to its renewable energy law at a bimonthly session scheduled from August 24 to 27, according to the legislative...

Leakage Of State Secrets To Be Plugged

From China Daily: Government officials may soon need to think twice before plugging their flash-disks loaded with State secrets into unsecured computers. They will likely come under tighter surveillance to prevent leaks of...

China Strengthens Anti-Corruption Measures

Current anti-corruption laws have been amended to add increased prison time and harsher punishments. From AP, via MSNBC: China’s legislature strengthened anti-corruption laws Saturday, banning officials from extending...

China Sets Stricter School Construction Standards

From AP: China’s top legislature has set stricter construction standards for schools after thousands of poorly built classrooms collapsed in May’s massive earthquake, killing many students, state media reported. The...

China Opens Door To Overseas Patent Applications

From Reuters: China’s parliament on Saturday passed a revised patent law that will permit inventors to seek patents in other countries before obtaining them domestically, opening the door to more filings by Chinese firms...

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