Control of Price Related Terms in Standard Form Contracts in China

  • Shiyuan HanEmail author
  • Teng WuEmail author
Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 36)


The freedom of contract has been acknowledged as one of the underlying principles in Chinese contract law. In some cases the courts avoid price terms in standard contracts by employing rules on controlling standard contract terms. In more cases, the courts are reluctant to review price terms and rule against the standard contracts provider insofar as the price terms are consistent with government-guided prices. The Price Law and relevant administrative regulations are in dominance in price controlling system. Nevertheless, competition in market is expected to play a more fundamental role in generating fair prices, while the administrative control of price terms in the area of, for example, financial services and telecommunication services should be more restricted.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tsinghua University, School of LawBeijingChina
  2. 2.Central University of Finance and Economics, School of LawBeijingChina

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