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The New Chinese Civil Code and Its Contribution to Sustainable Development

Lookup NU author(s): Igor SzpotakowskiORCiD


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The first civil code of the People’s Republic of China in the history was adopted by the 13th National People’s Congress in Beijing on 28 May 2020 and will enter into effect on 1 January 2021. The new civil code puts much more emphasis on the sustainable development and protection of the environment and because of that, the Chinese private law has begun to respond to ecological problems as well. The aim of this article is to show the progress and prospects of implementing Sustainable Development clauses to the civil law system of the People’s Republic of China and to show how these solutions can become an inspiration for the development of Polish law in this matter. Legal comparative and normative analyses are methods that were used in this academic article to discuss and explain this problem.

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Author(s): Szpotakowski I

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Transformacje Prawa Prywatnego

Year: 2020

Issue: 3/2020

Pages: 233-246

Print publication date: 15/01/2021

Online publication date: 30/09/2020

Acceptance date: 01/06/2020

Date deposited: 17/11/2022

ISSN (print): 1641–1609

ISSN (electronic): 1641–1609

Publisher: Jagiellonian University