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The product liability system in China: recent changes and prospects

Thomas, Kristie


Kristie Thomas


Following the enactment of the 2009 Tort Liability Law, the product liability system in China is largely complete. This article sketches the development of this system before outlining some of the main substantive provisions in force today and drawing comparisons between the Chinese approach and the US and European provisions. The Article will conclude that China’s product liability system provides an interesting case study which enriches the study of global trends and norms in the product liability arena. In line with many other countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, the main influence on China has been the EC Directive rather than the US model.


Thomas, K. (2014). The product liability system in China: recent changes and prospects. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 63(3), doi:10.1017/S0020589314000219

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 17, 2014
Deposit Date Jun 23, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 23, 2015
Journal International and Comparative Law Quarterly
Print ISSN 0020-5893
Electronic ISSN 0020-5893
Publisher Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 63
Issue 3
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