2017 Lianghui Laying the Groundwork for Firmer Rule of Law in China?
In a recent article in the Economist, it was noted that a surprising piece of legislation may have come out of this year’s Two Meetings, better known as the “Lianghui”.
The proposal is being called the General Principles of Civil Law, and would lay the framework for a more sophisticated approach to handling civil disputes in China. Unlike other governments where the court system relies on precedent to make decisions, Chinese courts are, in theory, run by a code of Civil Law. However, for decades the existing code has been full of holes and remained undeveloped.
With this new proposal, we hope that China will be able to flesh out the existing civil law code and continue to improve its court system to maintain better transparency and fairness for all.
Source: The Economist