CHINA (Laws of PRC, Hong Kong, and Taiwan)

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Laws of PRC

Laws of the People's Republic of China at the Asian Legal Information Institute (AsianLII).

China Academic Journals
Search in English or Chinese. Abstracts and bibliographic citations in English (1994-). Full text available in Chinese via the CAJ Viewer (free download). IP access. See also China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database.

A fee-based service in the vernacular provided by the State Info Center, a governmental agency. The library doesn't have a subscription. See the library's collection policy.

Chinese caselaw database in vernacular. Get the password.

LawInfoChina contains primary materials in English and Chinese. LawInfoChina publishes Chinese statutes, regulations, cases, government policies, legal news, treatises, and law review articles. It has an electronic legal research service - Laws & Regulations. IP access.

China Law Reference Service Online
Chinese legal materials in English at Baker & McKenzie. It is more a digest than a full-text database. CLRS contains news on the latest PRC regulations relevant to business, an advanced search facility that allows searching by keyword, year, category, region and translation. There is also updated news providing information on the PRC law, and details of all major business laws since 1980s. CLRS is a major resource for newly enacted laws of the PRC in English. The database is equipped with advanced searching capabilities. The library doesn't have a subscription. See the library's collection policy.

China Law & Practice Via Proquest, 2002-; via Thomson Gale (Bobst) and Open URL, 2001-
The printed publication is known as "Asia Law and Practice". Publishes news, a law digest, business law bulletins, archives, and lists of events. Online from 2002- IP access.

Great China Web
GCW is a fee based service in the vernacular continuing the Law-On-Line project. Includes news, business, statistics and regional laws of China. The library doesn't have a subscription. See the library's collection policy.

Internet Chinese Legal Research Center
Created and maintained by Wei Luo. This site provides links to legal resources concerning Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as legal research guides and other information related to Chinese legal research.

See more at Finding Chinese Law on the Internet by Joan Liu

Laws of Hong Kong

BLIS--- the Bilingual Laws Information System. This official legal online service can be found at the website of the Department of Justice of the HKSAR and is open to the public for free. BLIS contains Hong Kong statutory laws and also selected constitutional documents in both English and Chinese. Some cases from the Court of Final Appeal are reported at this site, but the database is not updated. The Current Ordinances section corresponds to the printing version as published in the loose-leaf edition. In the International Agreements section, both bilateral agreements and multilateral treaties are listed. This database provides the most current version of the laws of the Hong Kong SAR, and is updated on an average of two weeks after the publication of the Gazette.

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Look under Publications to find the Laws of Hong Kong. Free of charge.

Hong Kong SAR Court of Final Appeal
Homepage of the Judiciary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Hong Kong Legal Information Institute
A joint project of the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law and AustLII. Contains court and tribunal judgments, current ordinances, Hong Kong Treaty Index, decisions of the Supreme Court and High Court, etc.

Laws of Taiwan

Lawdata Taiwan
A law database in Chinese language. It is useful for research and teaching. IP based access. You do need to download a software to be able to print out the full text.

The official website of Taiwan Judicial Committee
A Chinese Big-5 coded (Shi1 Fa 1 Yuan3 in Mandarin). Searchable legal database.

Finding Chinese Law on the Internet by Joan Liu

A Complete Research Guide to the Laws of the People's Republic of China (PRC) by Joan Liu and Wei Luo

Lee, Zhang, Okuhara, & Ma, Issues and Trends in Collection Development for East Asian Legal Materials, 105 Law Library Journal 321 (2013). This article includes a survey of the main print and electronic sources for Korean, Japanese and Chinese law.