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Civil Code of the People's Republic of China Promulgated



On May 28, 2020, the Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China was adopted at the Third Session of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress, effective from January 1, 2021.

The Civil Code consists of 1,260 articles in seven parts, namely, general provisions, real rights, contracts, personality right, marriage and family, inheritance, and tort liabilities, as well as supplementary provisions. The Marriage Law, the Succession Law, the General Principles of the Civil Law, the Adoption Law, the Guarantee Law, the Contract Law, the Property Law, the Tort Law, and the General Provisions of the Civil Law should be concurrently repealed.