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FALQs: Spreading Rumors and Police Reprimand Under Chinese Law

It was recently reported that Dr. Li Wenliang, a Chinese doctor who was among the first to raise the alarm about the coronavirus disease (now named COVID-19) and died after contracting the virus from a patient, had been reprimanded by the police for “spreading rumors.” On his Weibo account, Dr. Li posted the “letter of reprimand” that he was […]

FALQs: Measures to Control Infectious Diseases Under Chinese Law

In response to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China has escalated measures to control the spread of the deadly virus, including locking down Wuhan and other cities in the province starting January 23, 2020. This followed an announcement issued by China’s National Health Commission (NHC) on January 20, […]

A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Administrative Regulations

As mentioned in my previous blog post, A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Official Online Publication of Chinese Law (Update), “legislation” governed by the Law on Legislation of the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China) is comprised of not only laws passed by the National People’s Congress (NPC) or its Standing Committee (NPCSC), but […]

A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Official Online Publication of Chinese Law (Update)

Last year, I blogged about two online sources that are designated by China‘s 2015 revised Law on Legislation to officially publish Chinese laws, regulations, and rules (collectively “legislative documents”): National People’s Congress (NPC) website: designated by article 58 of the Law on Legislation to publish laws adopted by the NPC and its Standing Committee; and Chinese Government […]

On Gene Edited Babies: What Chinese Law Says

A Chinese scientist recently claimed to have edited the DNA of human embryos and created the world’s first genetically edited babies, although his claim has not been verified so far. Chinese authorities reportedly said the incident as reported by the media “blatantly violated China’s relevant laws and regulations,” and ordered an investigation into the scientist’s claim. […]

A New Chinese Court in an Old American Building – Pic of the Week

A few months ago, I wrote a Global Legal Monitor article on a decision by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee to create the country’s first financial court in Shanghai, the Shanghai Financial Court. According to the decision, the new court is specialized in handling financial cases. It has the status of an intermediate court and […]

A Guide to Chinese Legal Research: Official Online Publication of Chinese Law

A few years ago, I posted a series of Chinese legal research guides on this blog: Who Makes What?, Administrative Regulations and Departmental Rules, and Official Publication of Chinese Law. The first two posts discussed the various types of documents that have the force of law under the Chinese Law on Legislation: laws made by the National People’s Congress […]

New Chinese Rule Legalizing Uber

As described in previous blog posts authored by Jenny and Tariq, the rapid expansion of Uber around the world has presented new challenges to regulators in foreign countries. It is interesting to note that China recently issued a departmental rule regulating “online taxi-booking services.” Effective November 1, 2016, the Interim Administrative Measures for the Business of Online […]