High legislature to assessment draft Civil Code in 2020

BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhua) — China’s draft Civil Code will be submitted to the third session of the 13th National People’s Congress (NPC) for deliberation in 2020, said a senior legislator Saturday.

The legislature has began the second phase of formulating the country’s long-expected Civil Code following the adoption of its General Provisions in March 2017, said Liu Junchen, vice chairman of Legislative Affairs Commission of the NPC Standing Committee, at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual legislative session.

Draft sections of the Civil Code were submitted to the NPC Standing Committee as a whole for first reading in August.

The draft sections on contract and torts were submitted to the NPC Standing Committee for second review in December, and more sections will follow this year, according to Liu.

The draft has six sections, namely provisions on property, contract, personality rights, marriage and family, inheritance, and torts.

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