The 1950s

 

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1950: New marriage law bans polygamy and arranged marriages. Tries to strengthen women's status.

 

The 1960s

 

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1966 - 1976: During Cultural Revolution China's jurisdiction essentially ceases to operate.

 

The 1970s

 

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1979: First modern environmental legislation in China.

 

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1979, July: New Criminal Code becomes effective, legally banning torture and physical punishment of suspects.

 

The 1980s

 

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1982, December: The Fifth National People's Congress adopts a new constitution for China.

 

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1986: The Sixth National People's Congress adpots new Civil Law of the People's Republic of China.

 

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1986 - 1995: Addministrative regulations of 1986 and 1996 allow forced labor camps for re-education (laodong jiaoyang).

 

The 2000s

 

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2000: Government consolidates Internet regulations for mainland China.

 

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2007, March: New landmark law on urban land use adopted by National People's Congress.

 

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2007, November - 2008: Yahoo! accused of having provided information that led to imprisonment of civil rights activist in China.

 

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2010, May: China reiterates ban of evidence obtained under torture.

 

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2010, July: Chongqing's director of the municipal Judical Bureau, Wen Qiang, is executed for corruption.

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china-profile.com - 30 Sept. 2012