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China's Charity Law to take effect


The Charity Law, passed by national lawmakers in March this year, will take effect on Sept 1 in a move to ease restrictions on the fundraising and operational activities of charity groups.

New legislation outlaws domestic abuse


The new law challenges traditional notions about family values as domestic violence has long been regarded as a private matter in China.

Improved child care leave for both parents introduced in Shanghai


New fathers in Shanghai can enjoy 10 days' child care leave, an increase on the previous three days, and new mothers can have 128 days.

Highlights of Laws and Regulations in June 2016


Rules and Regulations that come into effect in June 2016 include  Safety and Technical Codes for Infant and Children Textile Products, Regulations of Liaoning Province on the Protection of the Rights and Interests of Consumers and so on

China adopts first counter-terrorism law


Chinese legislators have adopted a series of laws at the end of a week-long bimonthly session in Beijing. Among the laws passed by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee was China’s first counter-terrorism law.

Policymakers drop legal ban on surrogacy


A proposed legal ban on the use of surrogate mothers has been scrapped after lawmakers raised objections over the effectiveness of such a move, it was announced on Sunday.