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Maritime Law in China

Emerging Issues and Future Developments, 1st Edition

Edited by Johanna Hjalmarsson, Jenny Jingbo Zhang


312 pages

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The Chinese maritime and shipping market has been expanding enormously in recent times as its commercial capacity to perform shipping, ship building, banking and insurance activities grows and the role of the State as guarantor of commerce is gradually reduced.

This book provides a detailed guide to current Chinese maritime law, written by an expert team of contributors and systematically covering key areas such as carriage of goods by sea, international trade, vessels and seafarers and maritime liabilities. The authors explore cutting-edge issues within each topic, and analyse current trends in law reform.

The book will be of interest to academics researching commercial and maritime law, as well as maritime law practitioners and shipping industry professionals working with aspects of Chinese maritime practice.

Table of Contents

1. A Study on the Revision of the Chinese Maritime Code, Professor James Zhengliang Hu 2. The Legal Framework surrounding the ‘Actual Carrier’ in the Chinese Maritime Code, Professor Tingzhong Fu 3. Crew Negligence and ‘Civil’ Liabilities in Carriage by Sea: a comparative analysis, Dr Meixian Song 4. Bills of Lading in Banker’s Hands: does Chinese legislation offer sufficient security?, Dr Jingbo Zhang 5. Relaxation of Restrictions on Cross-border Security and Guarantees in China – its implications on the shipping industry, Edward Yang Liu 6. Chinese Antitrust Law and its Application to the Liner Shipping Industry: issues arising from the P3 Network case, Xianwei Peng 7. Maritime Lien and Insolvency under Chinese Law, Dr Dingjing Huang 8. Sea Towage under Chinese Law, Professor Lina Zhang 9. Legal Issues Arising under the Direct Action Framework in Relation to Oil Pollution Damage, Hongyu Wu and Lixin Han 10. Flexibility versus Certainty: on classical contract formation and modern methods of trading, Johanna Hjalmarsson and Keren Wu 11. Globalised Maritime Commerce and Challenges for PRC Choice of Law Rules in Defining ‘Party Autonomy’, Professor Jason C.T. Chuah 12. An English Jurisdiction Clause in a Bill of Lading: construction and consequences of breach, Professor Yvonne Baatz

About the Editors

Johanna Hjalmarsson is the Informa Associate Professor in Maritime and Commercial Law at the University of Southampton.

Jingbo Zhang is a Lecturer in Maritime and Commercial Law at the University of Southampton.

About the Series

Contemporary Commercial Law

For academics and practitioners, this series offers cutting edge research titles and practical manuals on the whole spectrum of commercial law, and will be of great use to commercial practitioner across the range of specialisms.

Our first title in this series is Causation in Insurance Contract Law, which will assist practitioners in ascertaining whether a particular loss or damage is covered in an insurance policy or in a tort claim.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Transportation
LAW / General
LAW / Maritime