China Legal Knowledge Database (CLKD)

The most current and accurate resources on Chinese laws and regulations

China Legal Knowledge Database (CLKD) offers current access to legal content from the People’s Republic of China, with coverage from 1949 to the present, and resources in the Chinese language. Offered via the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) platform, users can follow the development of legislation, court decisions, and commentary to research the past development and current state of legal thought in the People’s Republic of China.

China Legal Knowledge

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1949-present
  • Language: Chinese with English interface
  • Frequency: Daily updates; newly enacted laws available within 48 hours
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: Tongfang Knowledge Network Ltd.
  • Platform: CNKI (TKN)

About CLKD

CLKD offers primary and secondary sources that cover various legal topics.

Chinese Laws and Regulations (1949-present): Law, administrative regulations and rules, judicial interpretations, local regulations and orders, and court rules

Cases and Commentaries (1979-present): Civil cases, criminal cases, administrative cases, and arbitration awards

Secondary Sources (1994-present): Law reviews and journals, dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, newspapers, bulletins and gazettes, and yearbooks and reference works

Users can search multiple fields and find information by:

  • Related documents – bibliographies, references, citations, treaties, cases, and regulations linked in results
  • By citation
  • By issue for case law and commentary
  • Over 400 legal topics in one navigation system
  • Sorted results by authority, nature of case, issue, court, and more
About China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI)

CNKI is the world’s most comprehensive online resource for accessing China’s intellectual output. This powerful platform is the product of Tongfang Knowledge Network, Beijing, and encompasses academic journals, dissertations, conference papers, news, and many other resources that put the knowledge of China in the sciences and humanities at your fingertips. With more than 25 million articles and growing every day, CNKI is a foundation for any serious research on China. CNKI is hosted in the United States by East View and updated daily.

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