China : Legal reform in an emerging socialist market economy

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw and Legal Institutions of Asia:
Subtitle of host publicationTraditions, adaptations and innovations
EditorsE Ann Black, Gary F Bell
PublisherCambridge University Press
Chapter1
Pages24-61
ISBN (Electronic)9780511921131
ISBN (Print)9780521116497
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Introduction

The People's Republic of China (hereinafter China, or PRC) is the current name of the Chinese nation which has lasted for several thousand years as a country and civilisation. China is also the world's most populous country, with a population estimated at 1.34 billion in 2009. Although officially there are 56 ethnic groups in China, Han Chinese forms about 92 per cent of the population. It is also one of the largest countries in land size, in which there are tremendous disparities among regions in economic development, culture, dialects and traditions. Although the numbers of believers of the religions Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Taoism in China are among the world's largest, they constitute nevertheless a very small portion of the Chinese population. In fact, there has never been a dominant religion that was able to convert the majority of the Chinese people.

Citation Format(s)

China : Legal reform in an emerging socialist market economy. / Wang, Jiangyu.

Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: : Traditions, adaptations and innovations. ed. / E Ann Black; Gary F Bell. Cambridge University Press, 2011. p. 24-61.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review