LawInfoChina

A vast collection of Chinese law translated into English

A companion to ChinaLawInfo, LawInfoChina offers high-quality English-language translations of key Chinese legal documents. Laws and regulations, judicial cases, tax treaties, government issued law gazettes, legal news, and policy (white) papers are brought together in a powerful database specifically tailored to the needs of global organizations and researchers who need to understand the Chinese legal landscape but cannot conduct research in Chinese. The database also includes access to the monthly legal periodical China Law, the Law Yearbook of China, and the English edition of the Peking University Law Review. Translations are completed by the Institute for Legal Translation Studies (ILTS) of Peking University, China’s first institute dedicated to the research and practice of legal translation.

LawInfoChina

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1949-present (most content from 2000-present)
  • Language: English and Chinese
  • Updates: Daily
  • Format: Full text
  • Producer: ChinaLawInfo
  • Platform: ChinaLawInfo

About LawInfoChina

LawInfoChina features an easy-to-use English interface with the ability to search in English or Chinese by title, keyword, subject, promulgator, promulgation date, or effective date. English translations are presented side-by-side with the original Chinese text.

Database coverage includes:

Laws & Regulations

  • Organized into 100 legal subjects ranging from family law to technology contracts
  • The Laws & Regulations database is a broad selection of China’s most important national and local laws and regulations, as well as judicial interpretations issued by the Supreme People’s Court
  • Contains well over 24,000 full-text English translations of Chinese legislation

Cases

  • Over 2,800 English translations of typical judicial decisions by the Supreme People’s Court and the Supreme People’s Procuratorate
  • Refine by type of dispute: Civil, Administrative, and Criminal

Legal News

  • Contains the full text of news articles from 2000 to present

Gazettes

  • Contains regulations and documents related to the legislative history of regulations, such as interpretations, reports, deliberations, speeches, circulars, notices, etc.

Law Journals

  • Users can search or browse the table of contents of leading Chinese Law Journals in Chinese and in some cases in both English and Chinese

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