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(Mar 02, 2008) On February 28, 2008, the State Council of the People's Republic of China (PRC) issued the country's first White Paper on the country's efforts to build the rule of law. "China's Efforts and Achievements in Promoting the Rule of Law" comprises eight chapters and an appendix listing the 229 currently effective laws of the PRC. The chapters cover the history of the "building a socialist country under the rule of law" the legislative system and hierarchy of laws, with a focus on the Constitution; "the safeguarding of human rights" legislation on the "socialist market economy" administrative law; the justice system; popularization of knowledge of law and development of the study of law; and international exchange and cooperation in the legal field. ((Shouquan fabu) 'Zhongguo de fazhi jianshe' [(Authorized for Issuance) 'China's Establishment of Rule of Law'], XINHUA, Feb. 28, 2008, Xinhua: Full Text of White Paper on PRC's Efforts in Promoting Rule of Law, XINHUA, Feb. 28, 2008, Open Source Center No. CPP20080228968165.)

Author: Wendy Zeldin More by this author
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Last updated: 03/02/2008