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Natural Persons

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This chapter on natural persons (citizens) contains several articles concerning the capacity to possess civil rights, right to dignity, capacity to perform civil acts, adjudication of disappearance, adjudication of death, and domicile. All natural persons' capacities to possess civil rights are equal. If a natural person satisfies one of the following situations, the person with a relevant interest may claim to the People's Court to adjudicate him as dead: a) his whereabouts are unknown for four years; b) his whereabouts are unknown for two years because of an accident. A natural person's domicile shall be the place of residence where he is registered. If his ordinary place of residence differs from the domicile, or the place where his residence is registered is unknown or uncertain, the ordinary place of residence shall be deemed as his domicile.

Keywords: civil rights; natural person's domicile



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