Falling in love with litigation: The difficulties of reconstructing China's legal system.
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China has undertaken a program of widespread legal reform since the end of the Cultural Revolution in the late 1970s. From the chaos and lawlessness of that period China has in the space of a quarter of a century re-established a functioning although imperfect legal system. However, the reconstruction of the legal system is creating a major headache for the reformers. Have the Chinese fallen in love with litigation? It appears that they have and to a degree that will seriously stretch the legal system.