Law Study Abroad in China

 

China is the second-largest economy and the biggest market in the world. The demand is increasing for professionals familiar with Chinese political and legal systems to international corporations and policy makers. The proposed itinerary is designed to provide the participants with a basic understanding of China’s current legal system through visiting court, law firm, and companies, meeting with lawyer and business leaders from a variety of backgrounds as well as having lectures at China’s key universities. At the same time, participants will have chances to become totally immersed in Chinese culture and long history. 
 
Proposed Itinerary for Law Study Abroad in China
Day
Location
Activities
Day 1
Entry Beijing
Arrive in Beijing and check in the hotel. The rest day is at your leisure to explore the beauty of Beijing.
Day 2
Beijing
Day 3
Beijing
Have a class in the morning - Introduction to Chinese Legal System. Take a field trip to People’s Court in Haidian District of Beijing
Day 4
Beijing
Learn Taiji under the direction of a Taiji master before breakfast. Have a class - Overview on Chinese Constitutional Law. Take a field trip to Zheng Run Law Firm.
Day 5
Beijing
Have a class in the morning - Foreign Investment and Joint Ventures in China. Visit Beijing Jeep Corporation: the first and largest light off-road automotive manufacturing joint venture in China.
Day 6
Beijing/Xian
Take a morning flight to Xian. Visit the City Wall - the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defense system in China, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, and the Grand Mosque - a large ancient architectural complex featuring the Chinese palace style with a long history, and Muslim quarter. Option: Tang dynasty style dance show in the evening
Day 7
Xian/Beijing
Visit Emperor Qinshihuang Mausoleum Site Museum – famous for the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Fly back to Beijing in the late afternoon.
Day 8
Beijing
Have a class in the morning - Introduction to Chinese Company Law. Visit Yanjing Brewery - one of the largest breweries in Asia in the afternoon.
Day 9
Beijing
Have a class in the morning - China Labor Law and Labor Arbitration. Visit Beijing Arbitration Commission
Day10
Beijing
Learn Taiji under the direction of a Taiji master before breakfast. Have a class in the morning - Company Law. Visit Lenovo Company in the afternoon.  Option: Culture class such as Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Food Cooking etc.
Day 11
Beijing
Visit one section of Great Wall - the most magnificent man-made defense structures in the world, in the morning. Tour the Beijing Olympic Park - with distinguished building style and beautiful scenery, the park has become a new symbol of the metropolis.
Day 12
Departure
Transfer to the Beijing International Airport and fly to your next destination.

This proposed itinerary is tentative and subject to change. If you need any more information or want to organize such kind of trip, please feel free to contact us: eac@eduabroadchina.com.

 

                                                          Brief Introduction about China Legal System

 

Composition of the China Laws System
The China laws system is an organic integration of the related laws of the Constitution, civil and commercial laws, administrative laws, economic laws, social laws, criminal laws, litigation and non-litigation procedural laws, and other legal branches, with the Constitution in the supreme place, the laws as the main body, and administrative and local regulations as the major components.
1. Tiers of the laws system
The Constitution is the paramount law of the China laws system. As China's fundamental law, the Constitution assumes the commanding position in the laws system and is the fundamental guarantee of lasting stability and security, unity of ethnic groups, economic development and social progress.

 
2. Branches of the China laws system
Laws related to the Constitution. The laws related to the Constitution are the collection of legal norms supporting the Constitution and directly guaranteeing its enforcement and the operation of state power. By the end of August 2011 China had enacted 38 laws related to the Constitution, as well as a number of administrative and local regulations.

The state enacted the General Principles of the Civil Law, which establishes the basic principles that shall be followed in civil and commercial activities, and defines the target of regulation and basic principles of civil laws, as well as the systems concerning civil subjects, civil activities, civil rights and civil liability. With the development of the market economy, China gradually formulated the Contract Law, Property Law, Law on the Contracting of Rural Land and other laws.

Administrativelaws. Administrative laws are the collection of legal norms on the granting, execution and supervision of administrative power. By the end of August 2011 China had enacted 79 administrative laws and a large number of administrative and local regulations regulating administrative power, such as the Law on Administrative Penalties, the Administrative Reconsideration Law, the Administrative Licensing Law,

Economic laws. China has enacted the Budget Law, Price Law, and Law on the People's Bank of China to exercise macro-control and management over economic activities. It has formulated the Law on Corporate Income Tax, Individual Income Tax Law, Law on Vehicle and Vessel Taxation, Law on the Administration of Tax Collection, Provisional Regulations on Value-Added Tax, Provisional Regulations on Business Tax, and Provisional Regulations on City Maintenance and Construction Tax to improve the taxation system. It has enacted the Law on Regulation and Supervision of the Banking Industry, and Law on Anti-Money Laundering to supervise and regulate the banking industry to ensure its safe operation. It has enacted the Agriculture Law, Seed Law, and Law on Agricultural Product Quality and Safety to guarantee agricultural development and food safety of the country. It has formulated the Railway Law, Highway Law, Civil Aviation Law, and Electric Power Law to supervise and administer key industries and promote their development. It has formulated the Land Administration Law, Forest Law, Water Law, and Mineral Resources Law to regulate the rational exploitation and utilization of important natural resources. It has enacted the Energy Conservation Law, Renewable Energy Law, Circular Economy Promotion Law, and Law on the Promotion of Clean Production to promote the effective utilization of energy and development of renewable energy.
 
Social laws. China's social laws are the collection of laws and regulations with respect to the adjustment of labor relations, social security, social welfare and protection of the rights and interests of special groups. It follows the principle of justice, harmony and appropriate state intervention. By performing their duties, the state and society provide necessary protection for the rights and interests of laborers, the unemployed, the incapacitated for work, as well as other special groups in need of help so as to safeguard social equity and promote social harmony. By the end of August 2011, China had enacted 18 laws in this particular field and a large number of administrative and local regulations to regulate labor relations and social security.

Criminal Law. This is the law that defines crimes and penalties. It aims to punish crime and protect the people, maintain social order and public security, and safeguard national security through regulating the state's power of punishment. By the end of August 2011 China had enacted the Criminal Law and eight amendments to it, as well as decisions on punishing fraudulent purchase of foreign exchange, evading foreign exchange control, and illegal trade in foreign exchange, plus nine legal interpretations on the Criminal Law.

Litigation and Non-litigation Procedure Laws. These are laws giving standard solutions to various litigation and non-litigation activities arising from social disputes. The litigation system aims to regulate the state's judicial activities in settling social disputes, and the non-litigation system aims to regulate arbitration agencies and people's mediation organizations in settling social disputes. By the end of August 2011 China had enacted ten laws in the fields of litigation and non-litigation procedure.

The above-mentioned laws and regulations made by legislative bodies cover all aspects of society, bring all the work of the state and all aspects of social life under the rule of law, laying a solid foundation for the rule of law and construction of a socialist country under the rule of law. Law has become an important means for Chinese citizens, legal persons and other organizations to resolve disputes and conflicts. It also provides an important basis for the people's courts at all levels to safeguard the lawful rights and interests of citizens, legal persons and other organizations.

 

 

 

                      



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