Constitution of China (People’s Republic of) 1982 (rev. 2004) | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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December 1982
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The constitution was adopted and promulgated by the National People's Congress.

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For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system that, while ensuring China's sovereignty, imposed strict controls over everyday life and cost the lives of tens of millions of people.

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