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Maritime Law and Practice in China

1st Edition

By Liang Zhao, Li Lianjun

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A comprehensive treatment of Chinese maritime law and judicial practice, this book covers both substantive law and procedure law of maritime law in mainland China. This is a professional book for both academics and practitioners in the field of maritime law.

Including analysis of and comment on judicial practice from the Supreme People’s Court, Higher People’s Courts and ten maritime courts, as well as a whitepaper of Chinese maritime adjudication for 30 years (1984-2014), this brings to an English-speaking audience for the first time some of the most technical aspects of maritime law. It is therefore an invaluable resource for all those interested in maritime law in China.


"This is an especially useful book on an increasingly important subject-the application, interpretation and outworking of maritime law in the People's Republic of China (PRC)…The authors must be congratulated on their hard work in pooling together so many PRC cases and weaving them so expertly into the body of legal rules."

The Journal of International Maritime Law

"[Maritime Law and Practice in China] is comprehensive, well-informed and well-arranged, and will be an important source of information for foreign practitioners in the increasing numbers of maritime cases before the Chinese courts and arbitration tribunals."

Ian Gaunt, President of the LMAA

Table of Contents

PART I: Substantive Maritime Law

Chapter 1: Introduction to Chinese Maritime Law

Chapter 2: Ships

Chapter 3: Master and Seamen

Chapter 4: Charterparties

Chapter 5: Bill of Lading- Functions

Chapter 6: Bill of Lading- Parties

Chapter 7: Bill of Lading- Obligations, Liabilities, and Limitations

Chapter 8: Freight Forwarding and Muiltimodal Transport

Chapter 9: Carriage of Passengers by Sea

Chapter 10: Towage Contracts

Chapter 11: Collision of Ships

Chapter 12: Salvage at Sea

Chapter 13: General Average

Chapter 14: Limitation of Liability of Maritime Claims

Chapter 15: Marine Insurance

Chapter 16: Marine Pollution

Chapter 17: Applicable Law and Time Limits

PART II: Maritime Procedure Law

Chapter 18: Introduction to Chinese Maritime Procedure Law and the Chinese Court System

Chapter 19: Maritime Jurisdictions

Chapter 20: Preservation of Maritime Claims

Chapter 21: Maritime Injunction

Chapter 22: Preservation of Maritime Evidence

Chapter 23: Maritime Security

Chapter 24: Procedures for Trail, Constitution of Limitation Fund for Maritime Claim, Recognition and Payment of Debts, Exigence of Maritime Lien

Chapter 25: Conflict of laws

Chapter 26: Maritime Arbitration, Conciliation and Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards and Foreign Judgments

Annex I Maritime Code of the People’s Republic of China

Annex II Special Maritime Procedure Law of the People’s Republic of China

About the Authors

Dr ZHAO Liang is an Assistant Professor at the City University of Hong Kong.

Mr LI Lianjun is a solicitor of Hong Kong, England and Wales, and a Partner at Reed Smith Richards Butler.

About the Series

Maritime and Transport Law Library

For academics and practitioners alike, our Maritime and Transport law library offers cutting edge research titles on the whole spectrum of transport law, including shipping, aviation, rail and road. Our authors come from the premier maritime institutions, law firms and chambers across the world and are among the leaders in their fields.

With key texts including the annual conference papers from the prestigious Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, as well as authoritative and comprehensive texts such as David Glass’ Freight Forwarding and Multi-Modal Transport Contracts Aleka Mandaraka-Sheppard’s Modern Maritime Law.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / International
LAW / Maritime