Legal Background for the Compilation of Civil Code—How Many Currently Valid Laws Are There in China?
For a long time, there has been no authoritative answer to the question “How many currently valid laws are there in China?” According to Annex “Classified Catalog of Currently valid Laws of the People’s Republic of China” (hereinafter referred to as “White Book Catalog”) to the White Book for Rule by Law in China issued by the News Office of the State Council, by the beginning of 2008, there were 229 valid laws in China (including the Constitution).
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