New Chinese Legal Database

The law library now subscribes to Lawinfochina, a database of Chinese legal information. Lawinfochina is the primary database for accessing Chinese legal materials in both English and Chinese. The database has two facets - public and subscription. The subscription component, accessible for use inside campus libraries or remotely by UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff, includes laws and regulations, tax treaties, and more. Coverage of legislation and regulations is nearly comprehensive, dating back to 1949. Cases are available selectively. The free public component includes an overview of the Chinese legal system, basic laws, white papers, and legal news. Nearly all materials in the database are available in English and Chinese. For assistance with Lawinfochina contact Sunil Rao, Foreign Law Librarian, or one of the other reference librarians.

Submitted by Sunil Rao, on May 2, 2008

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