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Available only to SOAS students and staff from computers off-site using a SOAS id and password.


Westlaw China is a database containing comprehensive laws, regulations, cases and carefully selected legal journals of the People's Republic of China. It can be searched in English or Chinese.

Primary Materials
  • Fully consolidated laws and regulations promulgated at central, provincial, municipality and autonomous region levels since 1949
  • Cases from the Supreme People’s Court
  • Cases from local courts in 31 provinces, municipalities directly under the Central Government and autonomous regions
  • Cases from special courts such as maritime courts
Secondary Materials
  • Articles are provided by leading law (and accounting) firms, senior lawyers and judges, as well as
  • other professionals
Legal Glossary
  • Bilingual reference guide for legal terms in Chinese laws and regulations
  • Indexed alphabetically in the English and according to the Pinyin of the Chinese
  • Legal terms are classified into twenty-one subjects covering all key legal subjects
Current Awareness
  • Daily updated legal news, adopted legislation, proposed legislation, courts and cases, government policies, statistics, commentaries, law firm bulletin and books & journals
    Alert service allows subscription to Chinese, English, or bilingual version of information according to various news topics

More Information

About Westlaw China
User Guide