Chen, 53, is a professor at Tsinghua University's Law School and translator of the Chinese version of the German Civil Code. His 25-square-meter office is crammed with civil codes and legal documents from different countries, including China's newly adopted Civil Code, which has a bright red cover.
Chinese law professionals and judicial departments will intensify efforts in explaining and popularizing the country's first Civil Code through various means in following months of this year to ensure a better enforcement of the fundamental law, according to members of the China Law Society.
China’s first Civil Code has been applied in civil trials nationwide since it came into force on Jan 1, 2021.
October 2014: The Fourth Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China puts forward the task of compiling the Civil Code.
China's Civil Code, which came into force on Friday, will help people be braver in saying "no" to things that disturb their private lives, including prank calls and spam messages, as it strengthens protection of their privacy and personal information, legal professionals said.