Legal Resources in the People's Republic of China
CCMT.org.cn - China Foreign-related commercial and Maritime Trial 中国涉外商事海事审判网
Information on Chinese foreign-related commercial and maritime law, including news on maritime courts, selected cases, and laws and regulations. In Chinese.
Information on various PRC public finance and taxation law topics, including articles, selected cases, law and regulations from 2004 onwards. In Chinese.
China Economic Information Network 中国经济信息网
Latest economic data of China with legal updates in commercial law. In Chinese.
Information on e-commerce in China, including legal news, selected cases, laws and regulations from 2002 onwards in Chinese version and 2004 in English version. It also provides information on telecommunications industry, information security, internet intellectual property, etc. In Chinese and English.
Judicial news, selected cases and judicial interpretations of Chinese courts. In Chinese.
Index of PRC laws and regulations from 1949 free of charge, access to full text laws and regulations with username and password. It also provides contact information of law firms in different provinces of China. In Chinese.
Civil and Commercial Law 中国民商法律网
Information on PRC civil and commercial law, including articles, cases, laws and regulations, and interpretations (Chinese version starts from 1989, English version starts from 2004).
Constitutionalism of China 中国宪政网
Information on PRC constitutional and administrative law, including articles, dissertations and selected cases (Chinese version starts from 2003, English version starts from 2008)
Chinese Criminal Law Net 中国刑事法律网
Information on PRC criminal law and criminal procedure, including news, articles, cases, laws and regulations and interpretations. In Chinese.
Chinese Jurisprudence 中国法理网
Information on Chinese jurisprudence, law & society, law & politics, law & economics and legal education etc. In Chinese.
Research and teaching resources on PRC procedural law. It also contains articles on international procedural law (Chinese version starts from 2003, English version starts from 2007)
Human Rights in China 中国人权
Information on human rights in China, with related law and regulations. In Chinese and English.
Judicial Opinions of China 中国裁判文书网 (GB)
This website contains selected PRC judgments from the Supreme People's Court and local courts since 2013. Selected judgments can be searched by keywords or case number or can be browsed by different regions or different subject areas such as civil cases, criminal cases, administrative cases, intellectual property, etc. This website is developed by the Supreme People's Court. In Chinese.
This website contains news, cases, laws and regulations, interpretations and articles on family law, land law, labour dispute and insurance law from 2004 onwards. It also contains selected cases on other categories of law, and online legal consultation. In Chinese.
Law-lib: New Laws express 新法规速递–法律法规数据库
Information on the latest central and local laws and regulations, interpretations and bills. In Chinese.
ChinaLawInfo by Peking University 北大法律信息网
The web version of the LawInfoChina.com, which is free of charge. It contains selected laws and regulations, white papers and a directory of Chinese lawyers. In Chinese and English.
This website is maintained by the Ministry of Justice and Legal Daily to promote and enhance legal knowledge to public. It includes news, bar examination resources, introduction to PRC legal system, etc. It also contains blogs and comics in the Chinese version. In Chinese and English.
Information on PRC labour law, such as laws and regulations, selected cases, precedents of labour contract, online legal consultation, and with links to local and international arbitration and dispute resolution institutions. In Chinese.
Selected PRC law in English
Private Law 中国私法网
Information, such as academic papers, dissertations and news on PRC private law, especially focuses on civil law, IP law, business law, economic law, social law and procedural law from 2004 onwards. In Chinese.
Research Institute of Environmental Law 中国环境法网
Information on Chinese Environmental law, including news, latest laws and regulations, conference papers, academic papers, etc.
Shanghai International Platform form Maritime Legal Information 上海国际海事法律资讯交流平臺 (GB)
Information on PRC maritime law, including news, maritime laws and regulations, cases, shipping statistics and academic research materials . This website has been maintained by the Shanghai Maritime Court since 2009. In Chinese and English.
Major Ministries and Departments of the People's Republic of China
The Central People's Government of The People's Republic of China 中华人民共和国中央人民政府
This is a portal site to access Chinese Government information. It provides links to all branches of Chinese government and its subordinate agencies, and local governments. In Chinese and English.
Information on legal aids in PRC, including legal aids guideline, law and regulations etc. In Chinese.
The National People's Congress 中国人民代表大会
Information on the latest legislative developments and with links to local People's Congress. In Chinese and English.
China IPR Judgments & Decisions 中国知识产权裁判文书网
Cases on intellectual property from the Supreme's People Court and local courts. It is a website maintained by the IPR Division of Supreme's People Court and ChinaCourt.org. In Chinese.
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) 中国互联网络讯息中心
Information on Chinese Internet network, especially on domain name, IP address, autonomous system and Internet statistics. It also contains government policy, laws and regulations on intellectual property. In Chinese and English.
Legislative Affairs Office of the State P.R. China 国务院法制办公室
This website contains the Law Databases Search and the updates of new laws and regulations, departmental rules and judicial interpretations. In Chinese and English.
China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) 中国证券监督管理委员会
Information on CSRC, with CSRC news, selected laws and regulations on Chinese securities and financial law , and CSRC regulations. It contains links to local securities regulatory commissions. In Chinese and English.
General Administration of Customs 海关总署
Information on China Customs, with selected laws and regulations on China customs from 1974 onwards, import & export statistics, intellectual property enforcement etc. In Chinese and English.
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine 国家质量监督检验检疫总局
Information on quality supervision, inspection and quarantine in China, with news, relevant laws and regulations, and service guides. In Chinese and English.
This website contains central and local bills and legislative background information, the legislative news and commentaries . In Chinese.
Ministry of Civil Affairs 民政部
Information on home affairs of the PRC, with relevant laws and regulations. In Chinese.
Ministry of Transport 交通运输部
Information on transportation of the PRC, with a searching system on laws and regulations on transportation from 1949 onwards. In Chinese.
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) 住房和城乡建设部
Information on housing and urban-rural developments of the PRC, with relevant laws and regulations from 2000 onwards. In Chinese.
Ministry of Environmental Protection 环境保护部
Information on environmental protection of the PRC, with selected laws and regulations, treaties and multilateral agreements. In Chinese and English.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) 外交部
Information on foreign affairs of the PRC, with the diplomatic agenda, treaties and agreements. In Chinese and English.
Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) 商务部
Information on Chinese commerce and foreign trade, with related law and regulations, China Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Gazette, statistics, etc. In Chinese and English.
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology 工业和讯息化部
Information on industries and information technology in the PRC, with relevant laws and regulations. In Chinese.
Ministry of Justice P.R.C 司法部
It contains news on legal education, management of prisons, laws and regulations related to legal profession, justice administration, etc. In Chinese.
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security 人力资源和社会保障部
Information on human resources and social security of the PRC, with relevant laws and regulations on civil service, employment, labour dispute, etc. In Chinese.
Ministry of Land and Resources 国土资源部
Information on land and other resources of the PRC, with relevant laws and regulations. In Chinese and English.
Ministry of Public Security 公安部
Information on national security, law and order, and policing. In Chinese and English.
People's Bank of China 中国人民银行
Information on monetary policy, survey and statistics, and rules and regulations on banking. In Chinese and English.
State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) 国家工商行政管理总局
Information on the state administration for industry and commerce of the PRC, with relevant laws and regulations. In Chinese and English.
State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) 国家外汇管理局
Information on foreign exchange of the PRC, with relevant rules and regulations and statistics on foreign exchange reserve. In Chinese and English.
State Administration of Taxation (SAT) 国家税务总局
Information on the state administration of taxation of the PRC, with tax law and tax treaties. In Chinese and English.
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) 国家发展和改革委员会
Policies and strategic plans on economic and social development of PRC. In Chinese and English.
State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) 国家知识产权局
It contains laws and regulations and government policies on patent, trademark and copyright. It also provides patent search, patent application procedures, etc. In Chinese and English.
State Post Bureau 国家邮政局
Information on postal service of the PRC, with relevant laws and regulations and standards of postal service. It also provides a brief introduction of the Bureau in English.
Supreme People's Court 最高人民法院
Information on the Supreme People's Court, with judicial interpretations and cases of Supreme People's Court. In Chinese.
Supreme People's Procuratorate 最高人民检察院
Information on the Supreme People's Procuratorate, with judicial interpretations of Supreme People's Procuratorate. In Chinese.
AsianLII - Laws of the People's Republic of China
The English translation of selected PRC laws and regulations from 1949 to 2007. In English.P>
Baidu - law 百度法律
An index provided by the search engine Baidu to search legal information. In Chinese.
China Brief 中国简报
A free online bi-weekly publication on China. In English
China Daily 中国日报
This is the Chinese official daily newspaper published in Chinese and English, with archives back to 2000.
China Guiding Cases Project - Stanford Law School
The China Guiding Cases Project (CGCP) aims to advance knowledge and understanding of Chinese law and to enable judges and legal experts both inside and outside of China to contribute to the evolution of Chinese case law through ongoing dialogue on the "guiding cases" (指导性案例) released by China's Supreme People's Court
China Law Translate
This is a collaborative translation project which allows users to translate small pieces of legal texts between Chinese and English.
China Leadership Monitor - Hoover Institution, Stanford University
This website is sponsored by the Hoover Institution, Stanford University to provides the current trends in China's leadership politics and in its foreign and domestic policies. In English.
This website provides articles on investment in PRC. In English.
Information on legal research. In Chinese.
Chinese Law Prof Blog
China law resources, information, and news for the academic community. In English.
Chinese Law at Washlaw Web Site
A Chinese legal research guide maintained by Washburn University School of Law.
Chinese Law Resources at the George Washington University Law School
A Chinese legal research guide maintained by Prof. Donald Clarke at the George Washington University Law School. In English.
Databank for China Studies 中国研究数据库 - Universities Service Centre for China Studies, CUHK
Datasets on Chinese studies.
EPA - China Environmental Law Initiative 美国环保局-中国环境法合作项目: 法律资源
This website provides new developments in China Environmental law, legal resources, and US-China dialogue on environmental law. It is a website of US Environmental Protection Agency.
EU-China Project on the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR2) 中国-欧盟知识产权保护项目(二期)
Finnish China Law Center
The overall objective of the Center is to develop and coordinate research and education on Chinese law and legal culture in Finland. To that end the Center aims to provide and facilitate the circulation of high-quality research, education and expertise on Chinese law and legal culture among its members. In addition, the Center also strives to support the rule of law development in China through sharing Finnish, Nordic and European law and make it better known in China.
Guide to Law Online: China (Law Library of Congress)
A Chinese legal research guide maintained by the Law Library of Congress. In English.
Hong Kong's legal Network Blog - Westlaw.hk
China and Hong Kong law related articles. In English.
The International Society for Chinese Law and History 中国法律与历史国际学会
The Society has been established to promote more regular exchanges of ideas and fruitful collaboration among all scholars across the world who are interested in better understanding Chinese law and society from historical and comparative perspectives.
Internet Chinese Legal Research Center: Mainland China
Chinese legal research guides, some with annotations. In English.
LEGGI CINESI.it (Chinese laws)
Lexadin - Legislation China
The English translation of PRC laws and regulations by subject, starts from 1984.
Unedited laws, regulations, and legal materials on China.
WTO信息查询中心 (WTO Reference Center in China)
Information on WTO, especially WTO and China. In Chinese.
Paper Collection 中国研究论文库 - Universities Service Centre for China Studies, CUHK
Research papers and articles on Chinese studies, including PRC law. In Chinese.
Supreme People's Court Monitor 最高人民法院观察
This is a personal blog from Susan Finder who has been observing the Supreme People’s Court for over 20 years. She is consulting for the UN Development Programme and other organizations, and occasionally writes for The Diplomat, the Global Military Justice Reform blog, Practical Law China and other publications. Previously, she was an editor with a legal know-how company.
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library 明尼苏达大学人权图书馆
Information on Human rights. In English and Chinese.
The online directory of the organization of the State Council. In Chinese.
人民网 (People's Daily Online)
This website is the online version of the People’s Daily, which is an official newspaper of the Communist Party of China.
An online legal newspaper focuses on western China. In Chinese.
法制日报 (Legal Daily)
The online version of Legal Daily which is the official newspaper of the Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs. It contains articles on Chinese and international legal developments, full texts of newly promulgated laws and regulations, and binding supreme court legal interpretations. Searchable archives starts from July 2002. In Chinese.
检察日报 (Procuratorial Daily)
The online newspaper of the Supreme People's Procuratorate of the PRC. In Chinese.
历届两会数据库 (全国人民代表大会, 全国政协会议)
Information on the National People's Congress (NPC) from the first Congress (September 1954 – April 1959) onwards, and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from the first CPPCC (1949 –1954) onwards. In Chinese
Last Updated Dec 2014