The Chinese legal system


This chapter provides an introduction and overview of China’s legal system, including the sources of law, the court system, and legal procedure. The sources of law include constitutional law, statutory law, administrative law, local law, and international law. The court system consists of the local courts, the special courts, and the Supreme Court. Legal procedure involves criminal procedure, civil procedure, and administrative procedure. In addition, this chapter provides a guide to finding Chinese law, both offline and online.

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