The civil code is expected to spell out the clearest boundary yet between government and markets since the People’s Republic of China was founded. Photo: EPA-EFE

China to enact first civil code, as it looks to private sector to help revive virus-hit economy

  • Legislative package includes strengthening protection of property rights and it will be a centrepiece of annual parliamentary session
  • But analysts say its impact may be limited as it is largely an amalgamation of existing laws, and enforcement is also uncertain
Topic |   Two Sessions 2020 (Lianghui)
The civil code is expected to spell out the clearest boundary yet between government and markets since the People’s Republic of China was founded. Photo: EPA-EFE
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