The Chinese maritime and shipping market has been expanding enormously in recent times as its commercial capacity to perform shipping, ship building, banking and insurance activities grows and the role of the State as guarantor of commerce is gradually reduced.

This book provides a detailed guide to current Chinese maritime law, written by an expert team of contributors and systematically covering key areas such as carriage of goods by sea, international trade, vessels and seafarers and maritime liabilities. The authors explore cutting-edge issues within each topic, and analyse current trends in law reform.

The book will be of interest to academics researching commercial and maritime law, as well as maritime law practitioners and shipping industry professionals working with aspects of Chinese maritime practice.

chapter 1|30 pages

A study on the revision of the Chinese Maritime Code

ByJames zhengliang Hu

chapter 6|15 pages

Maritime liens and insolvency under Chinese law

ByDingjing Huang

chapter 7|23 pages

Sea towage under Chinese law

ByLina Zhang