The American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice has published a legal guide for foreign-invested enterprises in China.
Today there are more than 100,000 lawyers in China, and the government recently has opened the courts to the public and has cracked down on judicial and government corruption, the ABA said.''Things have changed dramatically from 20 years ago, when there were only 2,500 government lawyers and the judicial system was effectively controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,'' it said.
The China Law Deskbook, a 730-page volume, provides an overview of legal issues for foreign-invested enterprises, and includes an analysis of the historical and philosophical roots of China's legal system.
The author, James Zimmerman, is the resident representative for the Beijing office of the international law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP.
The book includes chapters on contract law, taxation law, labor and employment law, intellectual property, customs and trade regulation, land use, bankruptcy and dispute resolution.
To order the book ($144.95, paperback), call (800) 285-2221 and refer to product code 5210123.