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The rule of law can be regarded as a goal for the development of a country's legal system. The legal developments during the last two decades in China can be seen as a manifestation of the process towards the rule of law, though it as an ultimate goal has not yet been achieved. The incorporation of "governing the country in accordance with law" into the Chinese Constitution in 1999 was indicative of the determination of the Chinese leadership to follow the rule of law process rather than that of the rule of man, as always happened in Chinese history. It is expected that China will make further persistent efforts to establish a legal system based upon the principle of the rule of law.

Keywords: China's Legal System; rule of law



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