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ABA Journal Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Acta Juridica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Juridica     Open Access  
Actualidad Jurídica Ambiental     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adelaide Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Administrative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
African Journal on Conflict Resolution     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Afrilex     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Air and Space Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Akron Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Alaska Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Albany Law Review     Free   (Followers: 6)
Alberta Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Alternative Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Amazon's Research and Environmental Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Comparative Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
American Journal of Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
American Journal of Law & Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Trial Advocacy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
American University National Security Law Brief     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Amicus Curiae     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Amsterdam Law Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Anales de la Cátedra Francisco Suárez     Open Access  
Annales Canonici     Open Access  
Annual Survey of South African Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anuario da Facultade de Dereito da Universidade da Coruña     Open Access  
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ANZSLA Commentator, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Appeal : Review of Current Law and Law Reform     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbitration Law Monthly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Arbitration Law Reports and Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Hukum     Open Access  
Argumenta Journal Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arizona Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Arizona State Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 2)
Arkansas Law Review     Free   (Followers: 6)
Ars Aequi Maandblad     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Art + Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Article 40     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asian American Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Pacific American Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asy-Syir'ah : Jurnal Ilmu Syari'ah dan Hukum     Open Access  
Australasian Law Management Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian and New Zealand Sports Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australian Feminist Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Australian Indigenous Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Ave Maria Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
Badamai Law Journal     Open Access  
Ballot     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of Law & Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bar News: The Journal of the NSW Bar Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Beijing Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Berkeley Technology Law Journal     Free   (Followers: 11)
Bioethics Research Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Bond Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Boston College Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Boston University Law Review     Free   (Followers: 11)
BRICS Law Journal     Open Access  
Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Brigham Young University Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
British Journal of American Legal Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brooklyn Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of Legal Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos de Dereito Actual     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito - PPGDir./UFRGS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Ibero-Americanos de Direito Sanitário     Open Access  
Cahiers, Droit, Sciences et Technologies     Open Access  
California Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
California Lawyer     Free  
California Western Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cambridge Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152)
Campbell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Campus Legal Advisor     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Case Western Reserve Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Časopis pro právní vědu a praxi     Open Access  
Časopis zdravotnického práva a bioetiky     Open Access  
Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Catholic University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chicago-Kent Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chinese Journal of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Law & Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cleveland State Law Review     Free   (Followers: 2)
College Athletics and The Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Colombia Forense     Open Access  
Columbia Journal of Environmental Law     Free   (Followers: 9)
Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Columbia Law Review (Sidebar)     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Commercial Law Quarterly: The Journal of the Commercial Law Association of Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
Comparative Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Con-texto     Open Access  
Conflict Resolution Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Cornell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Analysis of Law : An International & Interdisciplinary Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cuestiones Juridicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Danube : The Journal of European Association Comenius - EACO     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
De Jure     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
De Rebus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Defense Counsel Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Denning Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
DePaul Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Derecho PUCP     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Die Verwaltung     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Dikaion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dike     Open Access  
Direito e Desenvolvimento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Direito e Liberdade     Open Access  
Diritto penale contemporaneo     Free   (Followers: 2)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dixi     Open Access  
Droit et Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Droit et Médecine Bucco-Dentaire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Droit, Déontologie & Soin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Drug Science, Policy and Law     Full-text available via subscription  
Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Duke Forum for Law & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Duke Law & Technology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Duke Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
DULR Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East Asia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ecology Law Quarterly     Free   (Followers: 3)
Edinburgh Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Education and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Election Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Energy Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Environmental Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ERA-Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Espaço Jurídico : Journal of Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ethnopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
EU agrarian Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Europaisches Journal fur Minderheitenfragen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Energy and Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
European Journal for Education Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Law and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 144)
European Public Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
European Review of Contract Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
European Review of Private Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Evaluation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Faulkner Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Federal Communication Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Federal Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Federal Probation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Feminist Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
feminists@law     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fiat Justisia     Open Access  
First Amendment Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Florida Bar News     Free  
Florida Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Florida State University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fordham Environmental Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Fordham Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoforum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
George Washington Law Review     Free   (Followers: 8)
Georgia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Georgia State University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Journal of Comparative Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover Chinese Journal of Comparative Law
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   ISSN (Print) 2050-4802 - ISSN (Online) 2050-4810
   Published by Oxford University Press Homepage  [370 journals]
  • China’s ‘One Belt, One Road Initiative’: What’s in It for Law
           Firms and Lawyers'
    • Authors: Yu T.
      Pages: 1 - 21
      Abstract: AbstractOne Belt, One Road initiative, as a centrepiece of China's limitless economic rise, offers ample room for lawyers and law firms to generate new work and capitalize on new opportunities. Utilizing survey method, this study offers a new insight into what are the expectations within the legal services industry in PRC, and what are some of the peculiarities stretching lawyers beyond their traditional roles. Addressing short-term and long-term expectations of lawyers, and approaches utilized by law firms to authentically connect with potential clients, this study offers further insight into practice areas of current and future demand, and law firms' outreach activities and strategies. The relationship between PRC government and the legal services industry in the context of the One Belt, One Road initiative, and the special role Hong Kong (SAR) has to play within the initiative are giving a completion to this survey-based study, that covers geographically the Mainland and Hong Kong (SAR).
      PubDate: 2017-06-06
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx001
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Some Suggestions for Improving the International Credibility of the
           Chinese Judiciary: A Focus on the OBORI
    • Authors: Xiao Y; Yu M.
      Pages: 22 - 35
      Abstract: AbstractIn order to build effectively the One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBORI), improvements in the international credibility of the Chinese judiciary is required. To this end, the Supreme People's Court (SPC) released the Opinions on People's Court's Provision of Judicial Service and Safeguards for the OBORI in July 2015, which sets guidelines and rules for Chinese courts to improve foreign judicial rules under the background of the OBORI. However, the authors of this article maintain that the Opinions must be improved to meet the needs of the OBORI and recommend that the Chinese courts look to the judicial ideologies of a major country in order to weaken the notion of judicial sovereignty and to promote a judicial ideology featuring equal protection, win-win cooperation, opening up, and efficiency. They also recommend improving the judicial system through various measures, including fully guaranteeing foreigners’ litigation rights, properly narrowing the ambit of exclusive jurisdiction, and properly settling parallel proceedings. In addition, they recommend innovating judicial methods, including actively applying forum non conveniens, actively confirming the existence of reciprocity, accurately applying international treaties and customs, and fully utilizing guiding cases, as well as promoting an inclusive judicial culture and a diversified resolution mechanism and ascertaining and correctly applying foreign law.
      PubDate: 2017-07-11
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx003
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • On the Environmental Responsibility of Chinese Enterprises for Their FDIs
           in Countries within the One Belt and One Road Initiative
    • Authors: Hu D; Ou J, Hu X.
      Pages: 36 - 57
      Abstract: AbstractEnvironmental protection is an essential aspect of the One Belt and One Road Initiative. Chinese enterprises need to pay close attention to their environmental responsibilities arising from their foreign direct investments (FDIs) in other Belt and Road countries. The determination of environmental responsibility is required to consider the sources of environmental obligations and operational logic of different dispute settlement mechanisms. Chinese enterprises face environmental obligations from four dimensions—that is, the Chinese government, host countries, international law, and other informal environmental obligations. The choice of a specific dispute settlement approach depends upon a series of considerations. When pre-judging and evaluating their environmental obligations, Chinese enterprises should, on the basis of the just and reasonable settlement of environmental disputes, clarify the environmental standards, identify the legitimacy and rationality of governmental regulations, review the objective environmental consequence(s), and determine the doctrine of liability fixation to be applied. Chinese enterprises should adjust their development principles of FDI, perform due diligence and prudence, and utilize multiple dispute resolution mechanisms.
      PubDate: 2017-06-06
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx002
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Right to Information about, and Involvement in, Environmental Decision
           Making along the Silk Road Economic Belt
    • Authors: Zhang K.
      Pages: 58 - 78
      Abstract: AbstractThe ecological vulnerability of the regions within the Silk Road Economic Belt requires environmental protection. The infrastructure-pillared structure of the Belt and the legal procedures for the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of various infrastructures inform this article’s approach to environmental protection along the Belt through the right to information about, and involvement in, environmental decision making (the right to information and involvement). How to protect this right along the Belt' The rights approach to the environment, as this article first examines, leads to an exploration of the social and historical background of the adoption of the Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention).11 Parties to the Aarhus Convention largely overlap with the countries within the Belt. Critical analysis of the EIA legislation and its practice, and the contradiction within the principle of ‘public participation’ reveal the inadequacy of formal legislation in protecting the right to information and involvement. A case study on informal participation in environmental decision making in China illustrates the value of informal participation in protecting this right. Informal participation is forming a communicative form of environmental governance in Singapore, in which the right to information and involvement is protected. This article argues that informal participation can facilitate the protection of the right to information and involvement along the Belt.
      PubDate: 2017-06-06
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx004
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • China’s Approach in Drafting the Investor–State Arbitration Clause: A
           Review from the ‘Belt and Road’ Regions’ Perspective
    • Authors: Zhang S.
      Pages: 79 - 109
      Abstract: AbstractInvestor–State arbitration (ISA) is now a hot topic in China and among its trade and investment partners. The number of ISA cases is still small, and doubts are still widespread at the policy-making level and among scholars. In particular, the drafting and practice of China’s ISA clauses is not flawless in supporting investors in ISA or in defending their national interests as a host country. This article aims to review the main aspects of China’s approach in drafting ISA clauses in the context of the One Belt, One Road Initiative (OBORI). It reviews ISA clauses in bilateral investment treaties and other international investment agreements between China and the One Belt and One Road (OBOR) region countries and discusses the relevant legal issues and controversies. Issues covered include: different generations of ISA clauses, the scope of arbitrable disputes, applicable law, the choice of arbitration institutions, procedural arrangements, the enforcement of arbitral awards, the impact of transition clauses, and so on. Based on the review and analysis of these issues, divergence is identified in the currently existing ISA clauses between China and the OBOR regions, although some degree of policy convergence can be found in a few of the most recent international investment agreements. It is both a challenge and an opportunity for China to learn from its previous experience with ISA clauses and to integrate its treaty-making approach in the context of the OBORI. A more adaptable Model ISA clause and a more consistent approach to the drafting of ISA clauses would benefit both China and its trade and investment partners.
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx005
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • The Political Economy of Chinese Bilateral Investment Treaty Policy
    • Authors: Cohen T; Schneiderman D.
      Pages: 110 - 128
      Abstract: AbstractAmong the most significant developments in international investment law and policy in the past decade has been China’s adoption of a new model of bilateral investment treaty (BIT) that embraces disciplines commonly found elsewhere. This has been celebrated by some scholars as heralding the arrival of a universal model for investment protection that will transform Chinese domestic policy. Others have expressed scepticism that Chinese policy portends the liberalization of the Chinese economy. Nor does it indicate that China has embraced neoliberal norms requiring the state to recede from controlling the levers of economic power. Both sides purport to derive their readings from shifts in Chinese investment policy and internal legislative change. We propose another reading derived from shifts in Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership and the party’s perception of what is required to guarantee its stability and continued dominance. The object is to understand Chinese BIT policy as a product of the complex and interacting influences reflected in debates within the CCP. By examining four main eras in which China BIT policy has evolved, we aim to bring the Party back into discussions about investment treaty policy.
      PubDate: 2017-09-12
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx011
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • The ‘Necessary’ Nexus Requirement Link in General Exception Provisions
           of South Asian Bilateral Investment Treaties and Some Insight on Its
           Interpretative Approach in the Context of South Asia
    • Authors: Sinha A.
      Pages: 129 - 153
      Abstract: AbstractNexus requirement links (NRLs) in general exception provisions of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) are an important connecting factor between measures taken by States and objectives pursued by States. This article attempts to make a first-ever detailed study of NRLs as necessary features of general exception provisions in all BITs in force that are signed by South Asian countries. The objective of this study is to map and ascertain a suitable interpretative approach of ‘necessary’ NRLs against the background of various interpretative methodologies adopted by different investment tribunals. For this purpose, the article delves into the meaning of NRLs in general, the relevance of studying ‘necessary’ NRLs in South Asia, and the mapping of ‘necessary’ NRLs, and it concludes by offering a suitable interpretative approach in the South Asian context.
      PubDate: 2017-08-10
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx007
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Hegemony and Post-Colonial Hong Kong Hybridity: Jūnzǐ , Yi, Li, Xin ,
           and Concepts of the Rule of Law in a Confucian Context
    • Authors: Elgebeily SA.
      Pages: 154 - 172
      Abstract: AbstractThe rule of law is commonly understood to incorporate several components that have been proposed as integral to the development and sustainability of a mature democracy: separation of powers; equality before, and supremacy of, the law; equitable participation in decision making through personal freedoms; public promulgation of laws; transparency and legal certainty; and others. Yet it can often be construed as a Western hegemonic, even neo-colonial, globalized concept that has been exported to replace more traditional thoughts of good governance.This article examines the rule of law in Hong Kong that emerged from under British rule in 1997 with a deeply ingrained common law system founded upon Western concepts of the rule of law. Yet Hong Kong continues to exhibit in its governance elements of Confucian thought—jūnzǐ (gentleman), yi (justice), xin (integrity), and li (reason). For this reason, it serves as fertile ground for examining the extent of the impact of a globalized hegemony on local populations. I argue that Hong Kong continues to incorporate both systems of governance, exemplifying the persistence of a colonial form of power in the former colony and dependant territory.
      PubDate: 2017-07-26
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxw014
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Towards the Consolidation of Movable Security Registration: Is the
           Successful Romanian Model Applicable in China'
    • Authors: Wang S; Radavoi CN, Scaunasu I.
      Pages: 173 - 189
      Abstract: AbstractThe idea of a consolidated, unique registry for all types of movable securities at the national level has recently surfaced in Chinese academia and policy-making circles. This would align China with the global trend towards the adoption of national, unique registries, a solution in conformity with the one proposed in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law’s Model Law on Secured Transactions, issued in 2016. In Europe, the consolidated national registry was embraced with varied degrees of enthusiasm. One country where it was successful is Romania, which adopted an original model: notice (simplified) registration, but with filings performed by a capillary system of operators and agents, under the supervision of the Ministry of Justice. This article introduces the Romanian national registry for movable securities in a functional comparative perspective, as a potential source of legal transplant for the Chinese legal market. Adaptation to local conditions requires that the place of operators and agents in the Romanian model be taken in China by the commercial banks.
      PubDate: 2017-07-18
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx006
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Are There ‘Illegal Rights’ in Chinese Law' On the Meanings
           of Feifa Quanyi
    • Authors: Cao D; Mannoni M.
      Pages: 190 - 204
      Abstract: Abstract‘Illegal rights’ is an oxymoron in English and other European languages. While people in China are still struggling with the concept of rights both legally and linguistically, a new term feifa quanyi (illegal rights and interests) has appeared in recent times and is used increasingly in court judgments and litigation in China. What could the term feifa quanyi mean' Are there illegal or unlawful rights under Chinese law' This article focuses on the new legal term of feifa quanyi and attempts to ascertain its meaning. It first considers the semantic meanings of the term, followed by an examination of a number of court cases from China and Macau where the term was used. Finally, some general observations about this novel usage are offered with a comparative reference to the law on illegality in Western law.
      PubDate: 2017-08-13
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx010
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • Shareholder Primary and Corporate Reorganization: A Comparison of US and
           Chinese Law
    • Authors: Weiping H.
      Pages: 205 - 225
      Abstract: AbstractThis article examines shareholder participation in the corporate reorganization process in China, in general, and in the debtor-in-possession scheme, in particular, and compares China’s model to the model employed in the USA. The ostensible legislative objectives of the Chinese reorganization reflect overall the aversion of the Chinese public towards risk taking and (failed) entrepreneurship and empathy towards creditors. However, the actual provisions themselves do not accord with these objectives. Under the Chinese regime, shareholders are afforded the same level of power as creditors in initiating proceedings and voting on the plan. Furthermore, the Chinese debtor-in-possession scheme is subject to the discretion of the judiciary to a greater extent than in the US model. Further, the adoption of an administration process has the effect of making it a judicially managed debtor-in-possession scheme. This article provides an analysis that accounts for this divergence from the stated legislative objectives because the various levels of the Chinese government are typically the major shareholders involved.
      PubDate: 2017-08-17
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx008
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
  • When Chinese Socialist Law Marries Western Common Law
    • Authors: Sturgeon RL; 罗义.
      Pages: 226 - 230
      Abstract: GittingsDanny, Introduction to the Hong Kong Basic Law (2nd edn, Hong Kong University Press, 2016), 496 pp, paperback £30 / US $35, ISBN: 9789888208371
      PubDate: 2017-08-13
      DOI: 10.1093/cjcl/cxx009
      Issue No: Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017)
       
 
 
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