Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Noted civil law scholar Liang Huixing has presented a proposal to the National People's Congress that it adopt a law combining the Marriage Law and the Adoption Law, to be called the "Marriage and Family Law". Among other things, he also suggests a mandatory one-month cooling-off period whenever a couple applies for a divorce. At present, as long as both agree, the divorce is granted pretty much on request.
Here's a brief article (in Chinese) from Caixin; attached to the article is a complete draft of his proposed law.
Here's a communication I recently received on what sounds like a worthy project:
The Ricci Dictionary of Chinese Law is a trilingual Chinese law dictionary project (Chinese to English / Chinese to French) which is currently ran by a team of practicing and academic lawyers with various legal backgrounds. It is part of a wider dictionary project, the “Grand Ricci” which is the reference Chinese to French dictionary and one of the world’s most complete Chinese to foreign language dictionaries (approx. 13,500 Chinese characters and more than 300,000 terms).
Our project started six years ago and recently reached an advanced stage with more than 23,000 Chinese legal terms listed and translated in both English and French.We are looking for native English speakers to proofread the English translations for these entries. Proofreading will be carried using an online editing tool (web database). Candidates must ideally possess or be in the process of completing a law degree and should be familiar with Chinese legal terms. Ability to read French would be a must. Compensation is to be discussed and will depend on the availability of the candidate.
If you are interested, please submit your resume to Hubert BAZIN, project coordinator (hubert.bazin (at) gmail.com).