Tort Law of the People's Republic of China

The Tort Law of the People’s Republic of China, which was adopted by the Standing Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress on 26 December 2009, and came into force on 1 July 2010, is a basic law of tort liability in China. It provides terms of general provisions, constituting liability and method of assuming liability, circumstances to waive and mitigate liability, special provision on tortfeasors and seven special tort liabilities.

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Document type: China IP Law
Categories: Civil law/procedures
Making body: National People’s Congress (NPC)
Law Type: Legislation
Issue No.: Order of the President [2009] No.21
Effective Start Date: 01 Jul 2010
Access available: Freely available
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