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People's Republic of China Legal Research

This guide provides an overview of some of the best resources for Chinese legal research in both Chinese and English.

Constitution in Chinese

While you can find many copies of the Chinese constitution online, you should always be sure to use an official version or, where possible, an official translation. The links below come from the National People's Congress.

Constitution Translated to English

It is possible to find the constitutional documents in translation. For example, Hein Online offers English translations of some older versions of the Constitution.  However, always be sure to use a reliable translation.

Below are links to English translations of the current constitution and several out-of-date versions as provided by the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. Note: The only authorized version is the Chinese language version, so you should always confirm the accuracy of information by reviewing the Chinese language version if possible.

Constitution Provided by Other Sources

Many online sources provide current and/or historical versions of the Constitution in Chinese or in English or in both Chinese and English.  Below are selected resources: