Construction Accident Law: A Comprehensive Guide to Legal Liability and Insurance Claims

Twenty years ago, there were 2500 lawyers in China, basically no legal system, and law schools and law libraries had either been closed or destroyed. It was one of the poorest countries in the world with an adult literacy rate of one-third. Today, illiteracy has dropped to below 10 per cent, consumption has more than doubled, and China has exploded as a major economic force in the global community, with the USA alone investing billions of dollars, aside from pursuing an increasing number of untapped markets. Now with more than 100,000 lawyers and mandated Rule of Law, China has enacted a multitude of new laws, regulations, and orders that must be understood if one wants to do any kind of foreign investment or trade in that country. This work is a guide to the complex laws of China. It opens with a survey of the historical development of China's contemporary legal system, and provides a summary of Chinese legislative and regulatory institutions and their functions. It also gives an overview of the judiciary and the many forces affecting China's evolving legal system.