1st Edition

Maritime Law in China Emerging Issues and Future Developments

Edited By Johanna Hjalmarsson, Jenny Jingbo Zhang Copyright 2017
    326 Pages
    by Routledge

    344 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.