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Professor Wang Jiangyu Quoted in South China Morning Post on China’s Draft Civil Code


Professor Wang Jiangyu, RCCL Director, commented on China’s draft civil code in a report of the South China Morning Post (SCMP). He remarked that the new law would send a strong message to China’s private sector about Chinese government’s political will to protect private rights and property. This development was in contrast with the tightened political control in China. He observed that the key to enforcing the law is for Chinese courts to treat government bodies and state-owned enterprises as the same individual and private businesses in civil and commercial disputes. Read the full article here: William Zheng, “After six decades, countdown to vote on China’s draft civil code”, South China Morning Post, 26 May 2020 <>.