China's Legal Structure

Ruling the country by law is a basic policy of the Communist Party of China in its leading the Chinese people to administer the country. The People's Republic of China has been actively building and perfecting its legal system since its foundation. From the Third Plenary Session of the Eleventh Central Committee of the CPC in 1978, China has attached more importance to the role of law in the State administration and social life; especially with the policy of "ruling the country by law and building China into a socialist country under the rule of law" being written into the Constitution of the People's Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the Constitution) in 1999, China's socialist legal system has started a new stage of development. The State attaches importance to and strengthens the legislative work, steadily perfects the legislative system, improves legislative procedures, lays stress on legislative techniques and improves the quality of legislation, and a socialist legal system with the Constitution as its core and with Chinese characteristics has taken shape.

 · The Procuratorial System
 · The Trial System
 · The Lawyers’ System
 · The Legal Aid System
 · The Prison System
 · The Notarial System
 · The Mediation System
 · The Arbitration System

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