In order to cope with the legal challenges presented by the opening of the Chinese economy to the West, the legal system in China has been undergoing significant reform. In 1995 a new Judge's law came into effect after going through 30 draft revisions. This new law provided for sweeping changes in Chinese legal process.
The author of this volume presents an overview of these important legal reforms and explains what they mean for Westerners operating in China.
- Introduction to the Chinese Legal Process
- Organization and Judicial Administration
- Judicial Process: Operation of the Courts
- Engines of Change: Procedural Means and Professional Manpower
- New Laws Professionalizing Personnel of Judicial Institutions
- Moving towards Goals: Directions and Developing Themes
- Court Relationships with Other Legal Institutions and Processes