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China's Civil Code 2021

China’s first ever Civil Code will come into effect on January 1st, 2021. This Civil Code is a codification of the existing civil and tort related laws, regulations and judicial interpretations issued by the Supreme People’s Court.

The following laws shall be repealed on January 1st 2021; the General Principles of the Civil Law of the People's Republic of China, The Marriage Law of the People's Republic of China, the Law of Succession of the People's Republic of China, the Adoption Law of the People's Republic of China, the Security Law of the People's Republic of China, the Contract Law of the People's Republic of China, the Real Rights Law of the People's Republic of China, the Tort Law of the People's Republic of China and the General Rules of the Civil Law of the People's Republic of China.