White paper published on China's rule of law

Updated: 2008-02-28 18:45

The State Council Information Office published on Thursday a white paper entitledChina's Efforts and Achievements in Promoting the Rule of Law. The document, composed of eight chapters and six appendices, describes the Chinese people's protracted and unremitting struggles for democracy, freedom, equality and the building of a country under the rule of law. The full text of the white paper follows:

China's Efforts and Achievements in Promoting the Rule of Law


I. Historical Course of Building a Socialist Country under the Rule of Law

II. Legislation and Legal System with Chinese Characteristics

III. Legal Systems of Respecting and Safeguarding Human Rights

IV. Legal Systems Regulating the Order of the Market Economy

V. Administration by Law and Building a Government under the Rule of Law

VI. Judicial System and Fair Administration of Justice

VII. Popularization and Education of the Law

VIII. International Exchange and Cooperation in Legal Construction


Appendix: List of Current Effective Laws of the People's Republic of China (229)

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