The China-NZ FTA and Waxing Juridical

(2011) 42 VUWLR 353

14 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2019

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Ruiping Ye

Victoria University of Wellington

Ricarda Kessebohm

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

Date Written: August 1, 2011


This article examines the use of the terms juridical person and legal person in the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement from the English version perspective and the Chinese law perspective, and recommends consistency of terminology as well as replacing ambiguous terms with a simple statement. The meanings of juridical, juridic and juristic, relative to the term legal, are discussed.

Keywords: China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, Chinese Law, Legal Personality, Law and Language

JEL Classification: K00

Suggested Citation

Ye, Ruiping and Kessebohm, Ricarda, The China-NZ FTA and Waxing Juridical (August 1, 2011). (2011) 42 VUWLR 353, Available at SSRN:

Ruiping Ye (Contact Author)

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New Zealand

Ricarda Kessebohm

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

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Giessen, 35394

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