Chinese Law Prof Blog

Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Sunday, September 11, 2005

LexisNexis launches Chinese law database

This is not exactly news, since it was announced last January, but I only recently learned that LexisNexis (hereinafter "Lexis") has launched a Chinese law service called LexisNexis China Online ( According to the press release announcing the launch, much of the content will come from Lexis's acquisition of, a tax and financial information provider, and from licensing agreements with the State Information Center (the party behind the website) and Beijing University's (for its English-language content on

Although the "launch" was announced last January, that does not seem to mean the service was actually available; a further press release in July announced that the service had just been "unveiled".

If anyone has actually used this service, please let us know what you think. This post is open for comments.

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