Chinese Lawmaking as a Communicative Act?
Chinese lawmaking, like many other things in China today, is changing. This paper discusses Chinese lawmaking and its recent changes to be followed by a semiotic interpretation of Chinese lawmaking in terms of communication process with a proposed constructive model of lawmaking. It argues that lawmaking is a communicative and interpretative act and a semiotic process. Meanings are built into legislation through interaction and communication and are also so constructed.
International Journal for the Semiotics of Law