Civil Code has been adopted by NPC, effective from January 1, 2021

On May 28, 2020, the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th NPC was held in the Great Hall of the People.
The Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (the “Civil Code”) was passed on the meeting and will come into effect on January 1, 2021.

On May 28, 2020, the closing meeting of the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress (“NPC”) was held in the Great Hall of the People.

The Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (the “Civil Code”) was passed on the meeting and will come into effect on January 1, 2021.

There are seven chapters of the Civil Code, including general provisions, property, contracts, personal rights, marriage and family, inheritance, torts and supplementary provisions.

The Civil Code has 1260 articles with more than 100,000 words and is the first codified law in the history of New China.

On May 26 2020, the “Report of the 13th National People’s Congress Constitution and Law Committee on the Review Results of the Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China (Draft)” (“Draft”) pointed out that the Constitution and Law Committee of the NPC made more than 100 amendments to the draft, including more than 40 substantial amendments, based on the deliberation opinions of various delegations and the opinions of relevant parties.

Disclaimer: This is an article created by Michael Liang for Chinasdg.org. You can find the original article here: https://chinasdg.org/2020/06/10/civil-code-has-been-adopted-by-npc-effective-from-january-1-2021/.

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