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Unformatted text preview: emphasized correct personal relationships among people, and between people and their rulers The CCP viewed law as a branch of the social sciences, not as a professional field of study; citizens viewed law as a mere propaganda tool, not as a mean of protecting their rights Chinas laws and legal education were highly politicized Politics also pervaded the judiciary system China has been ruled by people, not by law; by politics, not by legal standards; by party policy, not by a constitution After 1979, the government moved quickly to write new laws, which was caused by small foreign investment. Both foreigners and Chinese business people were reluctant to invest without legal protection. Codification of the legal system has fostered a stronger basis for modernization and has helped limit party abuse of the peoples rights....
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- Spring '08