June 29 2020

Xinhua News Agency Publishes Full Text of Civil Code

Source: http://www.xinhuanet.com/politics/2020lh/2020-06/01/c_1126061072.htm

The Civil Code of the People's Republic of China was adopted on May 28, 2020 at the third session of the 13th National People's Congress. Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a decree to authorize Xinhua News Agency to make public the full text of the law on June 1, 2020.

The Civil Code has 1,260 articles on seven parts of general provisions, property rights, contracts, personality rights, marriage and family, inheritance and tort liabilities, and supplementary provisions. The Civil Code will be implemented from January 1, 2021, when the marriage law, inheritance law, general provisions of civil law, adoption law, guarantee law, contract law, property rights law, and tort liability law will be revoked.

The Civil Code is the first law to carry the title "code" since New China was founded in 1949, and it's a landmark law in the country's legislation history.