Introduction to Volume 4 - The China Legal Development Yearbook
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The third annual release of the China Law Yearbook contains papers prepared in 2008 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee held in November–December 1978. The 1978 Third Plenum was a watershed event that marked a formal departure from Party policies on law and the economy associated with the Maoist period and particularly the Cultural Revolution. While the specific contours of China's economic and legal reforms continued (and continue) to be debated, what we …

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Potter, Dr. Pitman B., “Introduction to Volume 4 - The China Legal Development Yearbook”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <>

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