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Doctrines of contract law

15 January, 2016 - 09:11

The fundamental doctrines of Chinese contract law are set out in articles 3 to 7 of the Contract Law. They serve as the guidance for legislation and judicial interpretation of the relevant legislative provisions. They are the principles of equality, freedom of contract, good faith, pacta sunt servanda (Latin, meaning ‘agreements must be kept’), public policy and so on. We will discuss these doctrines in this section.