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

[Available Text: Chinese (current) | English (v. 2007)]

(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)
  • Principal Drafter: National Cultural Heritage Administration
  • Submitter: State Council
  • Legislative Plans
    • Five-year: 12th NPCSC Category II; 13th NPCSC Category I
    • Annual: 2022
  • Legislative History & Texts
    • NPCSC deliberation – 1st round: planned for 2022
    • State Council public consultation – 2nd round: Nov. 10 – Dec. 10, 2020 (Chinese only)
    • State Council public consultation – 1st round: Dec. 28, 2015 – Jan. 28, 2016 (Chinese only)
  • Legislative Records
    • Explanation (pending)
    • Report on Status of Revision (pending)
    • Report on Results of Deliberation (pending)
    • Report on Suggestions for Revision (pending)
    • Presidential Order (pending)

NPC Observer Coverage

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