Thursday, March 16, 2017

China: New general Principles of Civil Law Adopted

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Hong Kong Barrister Doug Clark reports that after discussion (reading) of the third draft China's National People's Congress on March 15 passed a new - long discussed- 民法总则 revision of the General Principles of Civil Law first adopted in 1986.
A chart comparing the 1986 GPCL and the 2017 General law is HERE.

 It can be found at: NPC Observer which covers the Chinese legislature.  The texts are available now only in Chinese.  As translations emerge keep an eye out at NPC Observer. A crowd sourced translation at China Law Translate is HERE.

It will come into force on 1 October 2017 (See:

A report on amendments to the draft is here:

The new law does not specifically mention the 1986 General Principles of Civil Law  民法通则 which will presumably be repealed at some point. 

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