Foreword: China as a Laboratory of Legal Change

Foreword to: Qianlan Wu, Competition Laws, Globalisation and Legal Pluralism: China's Experience (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2013)

3 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2013 Last revised: 14 Oct 2015

Francis Snyder

Peking University School of Transnational Law; CERIC, Aix-Marseille University; College of Europe, Bruges; Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry

Date Written: August 15, 2013

Abstract

This paper, of which an earlier version was published as a foreword to a new book on competition law in China, makes four points. First, there is no such thing as a single type of market economy. Second, China today is a laboratory of legal change. Third, China's policy-making framework has special characteristics. Fourth, we should not presume that other countries provide appropriate comparators for understanding and benchmarks for evaluating law-making and the implementation of law in China.

Keywords: China, Chinese law, competition law

Suggested Citation

Snyder, Francis, Foreword: China as a Laboratory of Legal Change (August 15, 2013). Foreword to: Qianlan Wu, Competition Laws, Globalisation and Legal Pluralism: China's Experience (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2319736

Francis Snyder (Contact Author)

Peking University School of Transnational Law ( email )

University Town,
Xili, Nanshan District
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055
China

CERIC, Aix-Marseille University

Faculté de Droit et de SP., 3 av. Robert Schuman
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, 13628
France

College of Europe, Bruges

Dijver 11
B-8000 Brugge, Oost Vlanderen 10000
Belgium

Northwest University of Agriculture and Forestry ( email )

3 Taicheng Road
Yangling, Xianyang, Shaanxi 71200
China

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