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Chinese Law A-Z

Chinese Law-Related Resources by Topic or Type (A-Z)

Court Decisions

The best sources for cases are comprehensive online services, such as and Westlaw China, which can be searched using keywords and other known relevant information about court decisions.

Cases or digests of cases may also be found in current periodicals, both Chinese and English, or in legal newspapers such as 法制日报. Also, publications with the characters 案例选 in the title, often compile cases of historical or popular interest or deal with a particular field of law. These are, however, by no means comprehensive, and it is very difficult to approach these publications seeking to find a given case.

In general, cases are much harder to locate than laws. This is especially true if you are looking for an English translation of a case, although online services noted above included English translations of some cases.

Cases are not cited or indexed in a format that is familiar to U.S.trained attorneys.



In Print
  • 中华人民共和国最高人民法院公报. -- Beijing: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo zui gao ren min fa yuan ban gong ting, 1985- KNQ7.T76 at CLAS (Classified Stacks)
    Supreme People's Court Gazette, published quarterly. Includes selected new laws, statutory interpretations, information about the Court's activities, and selected cases from the Court.
  • 中国审判案例要览/ Zhongguo gao ji fa guan pei xun zhong xin, Zhongguo ren min da xue fa xue yuan bian. -- Beijing: Zhongguo ren min gong an da xue chu ban she, 1992- KNQ20 .A37 at CLAS (Classified Stacks).
  • 人民法院案例选 / Zui gao ren min fa yuan Zhongguo ying yong fa xue yan jiu suo bian. -- Beijing: Ren min fa yuan chu ban she, 1992-date. KNQ19 .A31992 at CLAS (Classified Stacks)
  • 中华人民共和国典型审判案例全书/ zhu bian Li Guoguang ; fu zhu bian Yan Junxing ... [et al.]. – Beijingshi : Zhongguo min zhu fa zhi chu ban she, 1998. KNQ19 .A4 1998 at CLAS (Classified Stacks)
  • 中国法律年鉴. -- [Beijing] : Fa lü chu ban she : Xin hua shu dian jing xiao, 1987- KNQ6 .C68 at REF (Reference) & CLAS (Classified Stacks) Current ed. at REF (Reference)