On the Priority of Close Relatives in Article 726 of the Civil Code of China

Hanmo Shao


The Civil Code has opened a new era of Chinese civil law, which stipulates the rights and obligations of civil subjects
in all aspects of social life. Article 726 of the Civil Code sets up the legal right of the next of kin to purchase a house in preference
to the lessee. This special provision has a profound cultural basis and value consideration, showing that civil law is moving toward
a future that returns to a certain identity and membership.


Civil Code; Next of Kin; Contractual Acts

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v10i2.2272


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