China finally has a Civil Code after multiple failed attempts at creating one. The Code defines the rights and duties of China’s 1.4 billion citizens and has implications for all segments of Chinese society, from consumers to investors to businesses. In this episode, Ulrike Glueck and Michael Munzinger break down the gigantic piece of legislation into key takeaways for businesses and investors in China.
Ulrike Glueck is Managing Partner and Head of Corporate of global law firm CMS' Shanghai office. Michael Munzinger is a counsel for CMS, also in Shanghai.
The China Law Podcast is a weekly podcast exploring China’s business and financial sectors from a legal perspective, hosted by Vincent Chow. Get in touch at email@example.com with any feedback and ideas for future episodes.
02:03 Difference between a code and a law
04:32 Protection of privacy and personal information
08:18 Importance of personality rights and emerging technologies
11:56 Provisions influenced by China's experience with pandemic
15:09 History of previous failed attempts at creating code
18:15 Germany's civil code and its relevance today
20:15 Practical impact of Civil Code on business moving forward
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