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
Date Written: August 15, 2013
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
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