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Constitutional Law in China, Second Edition

Constitutional Law in China, Second Edition

By Xu Chongde, Niu Wenzhan


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this very useful analysis of constitutional law in China provides essential information on the country’s sources of constitutional law, its form of government, and its administrative structure. Lawyers who handle transnational matters will appreciate the clarifications of particular terminology and its application. Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes the specific points at which constitutional law affects the interpretation of legal rules and procedure.

Thorough coverage by a local expert fully describes the political system, the historical background, the role of treaties, legislation, jurisprudence, and administrative regulations. The discussion of the form and structure of government outlines its legal status, the jurisdiction and workings of the central state organs, the subdivisions of the state, its decentralized authorities, and concepts of citizenship. Special issues include the legal position of aliens, foreign relations, taxing and spending powers, emergency laws, the power of the military, and the constitutional relationship between church and state. Details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for both practising and academic jurists. Lawyers representing parties with interests in China will welcome this guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative constitutional law.



Publish Date 05/09/2016
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041168504
SKU 10057480-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations


General Introduction

Chapter 1. Brief Introduction of the Constitutional History of China

Chapter 2. PRC, A Socialist Country

Chapter 3. PRC, A Developing Country

Chapter 4. The Basic Task of the Nation: Socialist Modernization

Part I. The Form of Government and the Political System of PRC

Chapter 1. The State Structure Form of PRC

Chapter 2. The Organization Form of Government of PRC

Chapter 3. The System of Multi-Party Cooperation and Political Consultations under the Leadership of CPC

Part II. Form of Government of PRC

Chapter 1. General Review of the Structure of the State

Chapter 2. NPC

Chapter 3. NPCSC

Chapter 4. The President of PRC

Chapter 5. The State Council

Chapter 6. The Central Military Commission

Chapter 7. The Local People’s Congresses and Local People’s Governments at Various Levels

Chapter 8. The Organs of Self-Government of the National Autonomous Areas

Chapter 9. The People’s Courts and the People’s Procuratorates

Chapter 10. The Political System of the Special Administrative Region

Part III. Fundamental Rights and Freedom of Citizens of PRC

Chapter 1. Human Rights and Fundamental Rights of Citizens

Chapter 2. Right of Equality and Political Rights

Chapter 3. Freedom of Religious Beliefs

Chapter 4. Freedom of the Person

Chapter 5. Social and Economic Rights of Citizens

Chapter 6. Cultural and Educational Rights

Chapter 7. The Right of Supervision and the Right to Claim

Chapter 8. The Consistency between the Fundamental Rights and Duties of Citizens

Part IV. National Symbols

Chapter 1. The Defining of the National Flag, the National Emblem, the National Anthem, the Capital and the Way of Numbering the Years

Chapter 2. Brief Introduction of the National Flag, the National Emblem, the National Anthem, the Capital and the Way of Numbering the Years

Chapter 3. The Establishing of the National Constitutional Day

Selected Bibliography