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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

China Passes Tort Liability Law

On December 26th, the 12th Session of the Standing Committee of the 11th National People's Congress passed the Tort Liability Law of the People's Republic of China.  The law regulates liability and compensation for injuries caused by defective products, unruly animals, and collapsing buildings.  Coverage is here:  George Conk (with the complete text in Chinese)  China Briefing, China Daily.


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Sounds like strict liability. Well, China is now only 200 years or so behind. I guess one could call it progress. Maybe negligence theory will be introduced in the next 50 years. And then, perhaps, warranty theory under the rubric of contract.

Posted by: George Stoya | Dec 30, 2009 8:41:52 AM

Things are not going what you like, you'd better pay a visit to China before you make a conclusion similar to "China is now only 200 years or so behind".

Posted by: Aaron Smith | Feb 5, 2010 12:32:42 AM

I'm always up for a thoughtful discussion of semantics.

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Posted by: Jessica | Feb 27, 2010 2:57:28 AM

I try to find a general doctrine of liability for all legal rules, including tort law,criminal law, and even public law, which can cover all kinds of legal rules. I define Liability as legal responsibility, and I define Responsibility as the disadvantage of nonfulfillment of obligation/duty, and I believe there are three representations of responsibility: Negative evaluation, Duty of repair, and Sanction, which may be applied separately or mixedly.

Posted by: lutong | May 31, 2011 6:02:26 PM

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