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Zhu, Sanzhu (2015) 'Socialist Rule of Law in the 21th Century China.' Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, 7 (1). pp. 75-81.

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The 18th Congress of Chinese Communist Party in 2012 and two important decisions adopted subsequently in the 3rd and 4th Plenum in 2013 and 2014 respectively, opened new prospects for China’s reform generally and the legal reform specifically. In commenting on Randall Peerenboom’s article, ‘Fly High the Banner of Socialist Rule of Law with Chinese Characteristics! What Does the 4th Plenum Decision Mean for Legal Reforms in China?’, this commentary paper discusses the timing of the Decision adopted at the 4th Plenum and the reason why it was devoted to the issue of rule of law, the main features of the Decision, the general principles of the reform agenda, the significance as well as implications of the Decision for China’s legal reform, and the prospect of developing socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics in the 21th century China.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Law
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Law
School Research Centres > Centre for Asian Legal Studies
ISSN: 18764045
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2015 14:10

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