Chinese Laws and Legislation

AsianLII: Laws of the People’s Republic of China

The website contains an A to Z list of laws of the PRC derived mainly from government websites ChinaLaw (Information Centre for Legislative Affairs Office of the PRC State Council) and ChinaCourt (Supreme Peoples’ Court).

AsianLII: Laws of the People’s Republic of China(link is external)

China Court (中国法院网)

Official website of the Supreme People’s Court and People’s Court Newspaper

China Court 中国法院网(link is external)

China Law Translate

Interactive, crowd-sourced, English-Chinese translation website for legal materials and news. Created and maintained by Jeremy Daum at the China Center, Yale Law School.

China Law Translate(link is external)

China Local Gazetteers Database

Contains approximately 25,000 volumes of Chinese gazetteers published after 1949, covering 31 provinces and autonomous regions of the People’s Republic of China; in addition, provides detailed geographic and historical records of provinces, prefectures, cities, and smaller district/administrative units.

China Local Gazetteers Database(link is external)

China Media Law Database

The open-source database provides a collection of English-language translations of Chinese media policy laws and regulations, including those related to copyright. The latest updates are from 2015.

China Media Law Database(link is external)

Database of the National People’s Congress (历届全国人大资料信息)

A collection of reports on the National People’s Congresses, primarily by People’s Daily and People’s Daily Online. It includes agendas, lists of deputies, proposals, documents, resolutions, press conferences and news reports, including photos and video.

Database of the National People’s Congress

Gazette of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China

A bilingual website including gazettes issued by the State Council 2000-current.

Gazette of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China(link is external)

Law-Lib.com 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.

Law-Lib.com Free Database 法律图书馆(link is external)

Laws of the People’s Republic of China

A looseleaf publication of English translation of major laws compiled by the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (1987-2003 ceased publication). It has good English translation and indices arranged by subject and date of promulgation of legislation.

Morris Call Number: LES KNQ12 .C484

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)

Westlaw China (万律)

Comprehensive bilingual database including legislation, case and secondary sources.

Westlaw China


Updated Date: 
Monday, August 20, 2018