China's Legal Reform

Towards the Rule of Law

China’s legal system has drawn ever more attention from the international community. It has been developing at a very significant pace since China carried out economic reform and instituted an “open door” policy in 1978.China’s entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) has had a tremendous impact on the development and reform of China’s legal system. This book focuses on the recent developments of China’s legal system as well as its reform in the context of globalization. It covers various hot and timely topics, including constitutional changes, the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and the law, legislation, law-based administration, laws for anti-corruption campaigns, judicial reform, legal education and China’s compliance with international law. The book is suitable for lawyers, whether practicing or academic, officials in national governments and international organizations and students and scholars in academia, who are interested in China, Chinese law, comparative and international law.
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Biographical Note

Zou Keyuan is Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

Table of contents

Preface, Acknowledgements, Introduction: China’s Legal System in Transition, 1. Constitutional Changes and Political Ideology, 2. The Communist Party and the Law, 3. Enacting Laws for Market Economic Development, 4. Harmonising Local Laws with Central Legislation, 5. Administration in Accordance with Law, 6. Curbing Rampant Corruption, 7. Judicial Reform, 8. Reforming the Re-education-through-Labour System, 9. Professionalising Legal Education, 10. Compliance with International Law, Selected Bibliography, Index.


All university libraries, libraries in UN organizations, and national libraries of countries; Research workers, specialists and professionals who are interested in international and comparative law, and/or China studies.

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