Revolution or evolution? The development of consumer protection law in contemporary China

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Abstract

Examines the emergence and growth of China's consumer protection regime. Reviews the position prior to 1993, key features of the Consumer Rights and Interests Protection Law 1993, its initial shortcomings, and the rationale for the amendments made in 2013. Considers the extent to which the amended Law accords with international standards yet retains distinct national characteristics, and whether its development represents evolution or revolution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-197
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Business Law
Volume2017
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Business Law following peer review. The definitive published version Thomas, K. (2017). Revolution or evolution? The development of consumer protection law in contemporary China. Journal of Business Law, 2017(3), 181-197, is available online on Westlaw UK or from Thomson Reuters DocDel service.

Keywords

  • China
  • consumer protection
  • international law

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