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Original name: 中华人民共和国民法典
Name: Civil Code of the People's Republic of China.
Country: China
Subject(s): Civil, commercial and family law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2020-05-28
Entry into force:
ISN: CHN-2020-L-111290
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line National Peoples Congress of China (NPC) PDF of Code in Chinese PDF of Code in Chinese (consulted on 2021-05-13)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line The State Council - the Peoples Republic of China PDF of Code in English PDF of Code in English (consulted on 2021-05-14)
Abstract/Citation: The first Chinese law to carry the title "code" since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.

The Law is "formulated in accordance with the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China for the purposes of protecting the lawful rights and interests of the persons of the civil law, regulating civil-law relations, maintaining social and economic order, meet the needs for developing socialism with Chinese characteristics, and carrying forward the core socialist values" (Article 1).

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