Catalogue of Currently Effective Chinese Laws

(288 items)

(As of October 23, 2021, the 31st meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress – legal department)

现行有效法律目录(288件)

截至2021年10月23日十三届全国人大常委会第三十一次会议闭幕 按法律部门分类

Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (1982)

  • Amendments to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (1988)
  • Amendments to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (1993)
  • Amendments to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (1999)
  • Amendments to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (2004)
  • Amendments to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China (2018)

Constitution-related laws (49 cases)

1. Organic Law of the People’s Republic of China on Local People’s Congresses and Local People’s Governments

2. Election Law of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China and Local People’s Congresses at Various Levels

3. Organic Law of the People’s Courts of the People’s Republic of China

4. Organic Law of the People’s Procuratorate of the People’s Republic of China

5. Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China

6. Organic Law of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China

7. Organic Law of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China

8. Several Provisions of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Direct Election of Deputies to People’s Congresses Below the County Level

9. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Regional Ethnic Autonomy

10. Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on the Establishment of Maritime Courts in Coastal Port Cities

11. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities

12. Rules of Procedure of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China

13. Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on approving the Central Military Commission’s “Regulations on Awarding the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Meritorious Medal to Retired Army Officers”

14. Rules of Procedure of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China

15. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Assemblies, Processions and Demonstrations

16. Organic Law of the People’s Republic of China Urban Resident Committee

17. Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

18. National Flag Law of the People’s Republic of China

19. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Consular Privileges and Immunities

20. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Procedure for the Conclusion of Treaties

21. National Emblem Law of the People’s Republic of China

22. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone

23. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Deputies to the National People’s Congress and Local People’s Congresses at Various Levels

24r. Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

25. National Compensation Law of the People’s Republic of China

26. Judge Law of the People’s Republic of China

27. Prosecutors Law of the People’s Republic of China

28. Martial Law of the People’s Republic of China

29. Measures for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army to elect deputies to the National People’s Congress and local people’s congresses at and above the county level

30. Garrison Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

31. National Defense Law of the People’s Republic of China

32. The Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf Law of the People’s Republic of China

33. Organic Law of the Villagers Committee of the People’s Republic of China

34. Garrison Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

35. Legislation Law of the People’s Republic of China

36. Anti-Secession Law

37. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Immunity from Judicial Compulsory Measures on the Property of Foreign Central Banks

38. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Supervision of the Standing Committees of the People’s Congresses at All Levels

39. National Security Law of the People’s Republic of China

40. Law of the People’s Republic of China on National Medals and National Honorary Titles

41. National Anthem Law of the People’s Republic of China

42. Supervision Law of the People’s Republic of China

43. The People’s Juror Law of the People’s Republic of China

44. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Heroes and Martyrs

45. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Governmental Sanctions of Public Officials

46. Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on the Maintenance of National Security

47. Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law of the People’s Republic of China

48. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Supervisors

49. Land Border Law of the People’s Republic of China

Civil Law and Commercial Law (23 items)

1. Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China

2. Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China

3. Patent Law of the People’s Republic of China

4. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Industrial Enterprises Owned by the Whole People

5. The Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China

6. Maritime Law of the People’s Republic of China

7. Consumer Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

8. Company Law of the People’s Republic of China

9. Commercial Banking Law of the People’s Republic of China

10. Negotiable Instruments Law of the People’s Republic of China

11. Insurance Law of the People’s Republic of China

12. Auction Law of the People’s Republic of China

13. Partnership Enterprise Law of the People’s Republic of China

14. Securities Law of the People’s Republic of China

15. Sole Proprietorship Enterprise Law of the People’s Republic of China

16. The Tendering and Bidding Law of the People’s Republic of China

17. The Trust Law of the People’s Republic of China

18. Rural Land Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China

19. The Securities Investment Fund Law of the People’s Republic of China

20. Electronic Signature Law of the People’s Republic of China

21. Enterprise Bankruptcy Law of the People’s Republic of China

22. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Farmers’ Professional Cooperatives

23. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Application of Law in Civil Relations Concerning Foreign Affairs

Administrative Law (96 items)

1. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Household Registration

2. Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on approving the “Interim Measures of the State Council on the Placement of Old, Weak, Sick and Disabled Cadres”

3. Degree Regulations of the People’s Republic of China

4. Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on approving the “Interim Provisions of the State Council on Resignation and Rest of Veteran Cadres”

5. Marine Environmental Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

6. Cultural Relics Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

7. Maritime Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

8. Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law of the People’s Republic of China

9. Military Service Law of the People’s Republic of China

10. Drug Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

11. Compulsory Education Law of the People’s Republic of China

12. Land Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

13. Frontier Health and Quarantine Law of the People’s Republic of China

14. Customs Law of the People’s Republic of China

15. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Air Pollution

16. The Archives Law of the People’s Republic of China

17. Regulations on the ranks of officers of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army

18. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of State Secrets

19. Wildlife Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

20. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

21. Environmental Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

22. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Military Facilities

23. Regulations of the People’s Police of the People’s Republic of China on Police Ranks

24. Surveying and Mapping Law of the People’s Republic of China

25. Science and Technology Progress Law of the People’s Republic of China

26. Teacher Law of the People’s Republic of China

27. Urban Real Estate Management Law of the People’s Republic of China

28. Prison Law of the People’s Republic of China

29. People’s Police Law of the People’s Republic of China

30. Education Law of the People’s Republic of China

31. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Reserve Officers

32. Sports Law of the People’s Republic of China

33. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste

34. Administrative Punishment Law of the People’s Republic of China

35. Lawyers Law of the People’s Republic of China

36. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Promoting the Transformation of Scientific and Technological Achievements

37. Vocational Education Law of the People’s Republic of China

38. Gun Management Law of the People’s Republic of China

39. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Noise Pollution

40. Civil Air Defense Law of the People’s Republic of China

41. Blood Donation Law of the People’s Republic of China

42. Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Mitigation Law of the People’s Republic of China

43. Fire Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

44. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Practicing Physicians

45. Higher Education Law of the People’s Republic of China

46. Administrative Reconsideration Law of the People’s Republic of China

47. Meteorological Law of the People’s Republic of China

48. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the National Standard Language

49. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Active Military Officers

50. National Defense Education Law of the People’s Republic of China

51. Sand Prevention and Control Law of the People’s Republic of China

52. Population and Family Planning Law of the People’s Republic of China

53. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Popularization of Science and Technology

54. Environmental Impact Assessment Law of the People’s Republic of China

55. Private Education Promotion Law of the People’s Republic of China

56. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Customs Titles

57. The Resident Identity Card Law of the People’s Republic of China

58. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Radioactive Pollution

59. Administrative Licensing Law of the People’s Republic of China

60. Road Traffic Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

61. Civil Service Law of the People’s Republic of China

62. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Public Security Administration Penalties

63. Notarization Law of the People’s Republic of China

64. Passport Law of the People’s Republic of China

65. Emergency Response Law of the People’s Republic of China

66. Urban and Rural Planning Law of the People’s Republic of China

67. Drug Control Law of the People’s Republic of China

68. Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

69. People’s Armed Police Law of the People’s Republic of China

70. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Diplomats Stationed Abroad

71. Island Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

72. National Defense Mobilization Law of the People’s Republic of China

73. The Intangible Cultural Heritage Law of the People’s Republic of China

74. Administrative Mandatory Law of the People’s Republic of China

75. Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

76. Mental Health Law of the People’s Republic of China

77. Anti-espionage Law of the People’s Republic of China

78. Anti-Terrorism Law of the People’s Republic of China

79. National Defense Traffic Law of the People’s Republic of China

80. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Promotion of the Film Industry

81. Chinese Medicine Law of the People’s Republic of China

82. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Guarantee of Public Cultural Services

83. National Intelligence Law of the People’s Republic of China

84. Nuclear Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

85. Public Library Law of the People’s Republic of China

86. Soil Pollution Prevention and Control Law of the People’s Republic of China

87. Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Fire and Rescue Ranks

88. Vaccine Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

89. Cryptography Law of the People’s Republic of China

90. Basic Medical Hygiene and Health Promotion Law of the People’s Republic of China

91. Community Corrections Law of the People’s Republic of China

92. Biosafety Law of the People’s Republic of China

93. The Maritime Police Law of the People’s Republic of China

94. Anti-Food Waste Law of the People’s Republic of China

95. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Military Status and Rights and Interests

96. Physician Law of the People’s Republic of China

Economic Law (80 cases)

1. Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on approving the “Regulations on Special Economic Zones of Guangdong Province”

2. Personal Income Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

3. Statistics Law of the People’s Republic of China

4. Forest Law of the People’s Republic of China

5. Accounting Law of the People’s Republic of China

6. Grassland Law of the People’s Republic of China

7. Metrology Law of the People’s Republic of China

8. Fishery Law of the People’s Republic of China

9. The Mineral Resources Law of the People’s Republic of China

10. Postal Law of the People’s Republic of China

11. Water Law of the People’s Republic of China

12. Standardization Law of the People’s Republic of China

13. Import and Export Commodity Inspection Law of the People’s Republic of China

14. Railway Law of the People’s Republic of China

15. Tobacco Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China

16. Soil and Water Conservation Law of the People’s Republic of China

17. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine

18. Tax Collection and Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China

19. Product Quality Law of the People’s Republic of China

20. Agricultural Technology Extension Law of the People’s Republic of China

21. Agriculture Law of the People’s Republic of China

22. Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People’s Republic of China

24. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Certified Public Accountants

25. Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on the Application of Interim Regulations on Value-added Tax, Consumption Tax, Business Tax and Other Taxes to Foreign-invested Enterprises and Foreign Enterprises

25. Investment Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China on Taiwan Compatriots

26. Budget Law of the People’s Republic of China

27. Foreign Trade Law of the People’s Republic of China

28. Audit Law of the People’s Republic of China

29. Advertising Law of the People’s Republic of China

30. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the People’s Bank of China

31. Civil Aviation Law of the People’s Republic of China

32. Electricity Law of the People’s Republic of China

33. Coal Law of the People’s Republic of China

34. Town and Township Enterprise Law of the People’s Republic of China

35. Highway Law of the People’s Republic of China

36. Animal Epidemic Prevention Law of the People’s Republic of China

37. Flood Control Law of the People’s Republic of China

38. Energy Conservation Law of the People’s Republic of China

39. Construction Law of the People’s Republic of China

40. Price Law of the People’s Republic of China

41. Seed Law of the People’s Republic of China

42. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of the Use of Sea Areas

43. Government Procurement Law of the People’s Republic of China

44. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Promotion of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

45. Cleaner Production Promotion Law of the People’s Republic of China

46. Port Law of the People’s Republic of China

47. Law of the People’s Republic of China on Banking Supervision and Administration

48. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization

49. Renewable Energy Law of the People’s Republic of China

50. Livestock Law of the People’s Republic of China

51. Agricultural Product Quality and Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

52. Anti-Money Laundering Law of the People’s Republic of China

53. Corporate Income Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

54. Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China

55. The Circular Economy Promotion Law of the People’s Republic of China

56. Law of the People’s Republic of China on State-owned Assets of Enterprises

57. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Petroleum and Natural Gas Pipelines

58. Vehicle and Vessel Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

59. Tourism Law of the People’s Republic of China

60. Waterway Law of the People’s Republic of China

61. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Exploration and Development of Resources in the Deep Seabed Area

62. Asset Appraisal Law of the People’s Republic of China

63. Cybersecurity Law of the People’s Republic of China

64. Environmental Protection Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

65. Tobacco Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

66. Ship Tonnage Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

67. E-Commerce Law of the People’s Republic of China

68. Farmland Occupation Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

69. Vehicle Purchase Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

70. Foreign Investment Law of the People’s Republic of China

71. Resource Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

72. City Maintenance and Construction Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

73. Deed Tax Law of the People’s Republic of China

74. Export Control Law of the People’s Republic of China

75. Yangtze River Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

76. Rural Revitalization Promotion Law of the People’s Republic of China

77. Data Security Law of the People’s Republic of China

78. Hainan Free Trade Port Law of the People’s Republic of China

79. Stamp Duty Law of the People’s Republic of China

80. Personal Information Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China

Social Law (27 cases)

1. Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on approving the “Interim Measures of the State Council on Workers’ Retirement and Retirement”

2. Resolution of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on approving the “Provisions of the State Council on the Treatment of Workers’ Family Visits”

3. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Returned Overseas Chinese and Their Family Members

4. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Persons with Disabilities

5. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Minors

6. Trade Union Law of the People’s Republic of China

7. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Women’s Rights and Interests

8. Mine Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

9. Red Cross Law of the People’s Republic of China

10. People’s Republic of China Labor Law

11. Maternal and Child Health Law of the People’s Republic of China

12. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly

13. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention of Juvenile Delinquency

14. Public Welfare Donation Law of the People’s Republic of China

15. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Occupational Diseases

16. Work Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

17. Labour Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China

18. Employment Promotion Law of the People’s Republic of China

19. Social Insurance Law of the People’s Republic of China

20. Military Insurance Law of the People’s Republic of China

21. Special Equipment Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China

22. Anti-Domestic Violence Law of the People’s Republic of China

23. Charity Law of the People’s Republic of China

24. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Administration of Domestic Activities of Foreign NGOs

25. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Protection of Veterans

26. Legal Aid Law of the People’s Republic of China

27. Family Education Promotion Law of the People’s Republic of China

Criminal Law (1 case)

Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China

  • Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on Punishing Crimes of Fraudulent Purchase of Foreign Exchange, Evasion of Foreign Exchange, and Illegal Foreign Exchange Trading
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (2)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (3)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (4)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (5)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (6)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (7)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (8)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (9)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (10)
  • Amendments to the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (11)

Litigation and non-litigation procedural law (11 cases)

1. Criminal Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China

2. Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on the exercise of criminal jurisdiction over crimes stipulated in international treaties to which the People’s Republic of China has concluded or acceded to

3. Administrative Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China

4. Civil Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China

5. Arbitration Law of the People’s Republic of China

6. Special Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China on Maritime Litigation

7. Extradition Law of the People’s Republic of China

8. Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Law of the People’s Republic of China

9. Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Mediation and Arbitration of Disputes over Rural Land Contractual Operation

10. People’s Mediation Law of the People’s Republic of China

11. International Criminal Judicial Assistance Law of the People’s Republic of China


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