Trade Credits and Chinese Law

  • Osamu Takamizawa
Part of the IDE-JETRO book series (IDE)


It is often stated that although laws exist on paper in China, they do not work in practice. Generally speaking, legal studies do not make use of quantitative tools to measure the degree of “usefulness”. When our project is complete, a hint may be given. Until then, we had better to keep in our mind that all arguments related this question are only qualitative studies – a patchwork of conclusions based on individual experiences.


Dispute Resolution Trade Credit Qing Dynasty Civil Procedure Payment Instrument 
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