Archive for June, 2020

What does the Civil Code mean for privacy protection

The section on personality rights also details a legal framework for privacy rights and personal information protection. With the development of modern technologies like facial recognition and new technologies like deep fake, some say we are trading our privacy for services and are beoming transparent in this modern age. What does the Civil Code mean [...]

Published by administrator on June 10th, 2020 tagged China Law | Comment now »

Should divorce have a mandatory cooling-off period?

One of the most controversial part of the civil code is that it requires couples seeking divorce to wait for a month before their request can be processed. It has sparked widespread opposition online because many believe this harms their freedom to divorce. Why is the law still passed despite the oppositions? What does it [...]

Published by administrator on June 6th, 2020 tagged China Law | Comment now »

The significance of an independent section of personality rights incorporated in the Civil Code.

The Civil Code incorporates an independent section of personality rights, covering stipulations on a person’s right to their life, body, health, name, image, reputation and privacy. How significant is this?
it shows the country is paying greater attention to protecting personal rights and dignity. The compilation of personality rights in a separate volume is a major [...]

Published by administrator on June 4th, 2020 tagged China Law | Comment now »

Why do we need a Civil Code now? What changes will it bring?

Chinese lawmakers have also voted to adopt a draft Civil Code. It’s a collection of laws related to civil affairs, including property, marriage, family, personal rights and inheritance. It consists largely of already-enacted laws. Why do we need a Civil Code now? What changes will it bring?
It’s the first law called a ‘code’ since New [...]

Published by administrator on June 3rd, 2020 tagged China Law | Comment now »

The security legislation for Hong Kong is NOT a threat to – One Country, Two Systems.

Opponents of the security legislation for Hong Kong say this is a threat to “One Country, Two Systems”. I disagree with them. National security legislation is within the power of the central government and is its obligation, and not within the limits of the SAR’s autonomy. First of all, Hong Kong is a legal and [...]

Published by administrator on June 2nd, 2020 tagged China Law | Comment now »

Questions and answers about national security legislation for Hong Kong

NPC deputies have voted pass a draft decision to make a national security law for Hong Kong that would ban treason, secession, sedition and subversion in Hong Kong. Why is China introducing this legislation now?
Burning the flag, hitting government departments, overt violence against the police, destruction of property in public facilities; no country can allow [...]

Published by administrator on June 1st, 2020 tagged China News | Comment now »