Foreign law: China

Resources for researching the law in foreign jurisdictions

China's Legal System

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China's legal system

For an Introduction to China's Legal System and Official Sources of Law, see:

China's Legal System (National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China)
Chinese Legal System and A Brief Introduction to China (Lawinfochina)
Legal Research Guide - China (Library of Congress)

Key databases

Key databases

Books and Commentaries - General

Books and commentaries

Find books and commentaries using Search. Try an Advanced search with China and Law in Subject, or specify a specific area of law such as Constitutional law or Corporation law
At the results, check the facets on the left to limit by Topic, for example: Investments, Foreign; Taxation;  Foreign trade regulation; Commercial law; International relations; Labor laws and legislation; Tariffs and duties; Business enterprises; Corporate governance; Intellectual property; Patent laws and legislation.


Search for journal articles about China in these databases:


Statistics statistics

Chinese language

Chinese language characters

Online dictionaries

Citing and Referencing

Citing and Referencing

China legal updates (Global Legal Monitor, Library of Congress)

China legal updates

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Business and company law

Business and Company Law

Commercial, Competition and Contract law

Environmental law

Environmental Law



CCH IntelliConnect - China titles