Cultural Relics Protection Law

Cultural Relics Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China
中华人民共和国文物保护法

[CURRENT TEXT: Chinese only]

(adopted and effective Nov. 19, 1982; amended and effective June 29, 1991; revised and effective Oct. 28, 2002; amended and effective Dec. 29, 2007; amended and effective June 29, 2013; amended and effective Apr. 24, 2015; amended Nov. 4, 2017, effective Nov. 5, 2017)

  • Status: Revision planned
  • Legislative body (Vote): NPCSC (TBD)
  • Drafter & Submitter: State Council
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: 12th NPCSC Category II, 13th NPCSC Category I
    • Annual: N/A
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • State Council solicitation of public comments: December 2015 (Chinese only)
  • Legislative Records: TBR
  • Press Conference: TBD

NPC Observer Coverage

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