Chinese Case Law

China International Commercial Court (最高人民法院任命国际商事法庭)

Bilingual website with information on judges profiles, laws and legislation, judicial interpretation, representative cases, and selections of articles.

China International Commercial Court 最高人民法院任命国际商事法庭(link is external)

China Judgments Online (中国裁判文书网)

Selective coverage of judicial opinions issued by the national and provincial Supreme People’s Courts.

China Judgments Online 中国裁判文书网(link is external)

China Maritime Trial (中国海事审判)

China Maritime Trial (English)(link is external)中国海事审判(link is external)

Chinese Foreign-Related Commercial Trial (中国涉外商事审判)

A useful bilingual website with latest updates in legislation, cases and judicial interpretations.

Chinese Foreign-Related Commercial Trial (English)(link is external)中国涉外商事审判(link is external) Free Database (法律图书馆)

A free comprehensive database of PRC laws and regulations at both the national and local levels. Secondary sources including theses and dissertations, directories, book abstracts are also covered. Free Database 法律图书馆(link is external)

Lexis China (律商网)

Comprehensive bilingual database including legislation, case law, administrative decisions, national standards, journals and practice notes.

Lexis China

PKUlaw (ChinaLawInfo/InfoLawChina (北大法宝)

Also known as ChinaLawInfo (Chinese platform) and InfoLawChina (English platform). A comprehensive bilingual database for searching PRC laws and regulations (since 1949), cases, journal articles, and gazettes.

PKUlaw (ChinaLawInfo/InfoLawChina)

Stanford Law School China Guiding Cases Project (中国指导性案例项目)

An initiative launched by Stanford Law School to make a searchable database of “guiding cases” from China’s Supreme People’s Court available in Chinese and English translation. The website’s Wex-like feature allows legal experts from around the world to provide commentaries on the decisions.

Stanford Law School Guiding Cases Project(link is external)

Westlaw China (万律)

Comprehensive bilingual database including legislation, case and secondary sources.

Westlaw China

Zhongguo shen pan an li yao lan (中国审判案例要览)

The print collection of notable cases 1993- published by Renmin University (人民大学); also in PKUlaw case law database.


Library of Congress: Global Legal Monitor: China: Supreme People’s Court Issues Guidance on Similar-Case Searches (September 2020) (Link is external)

Updated Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020