Renmin Chinese Law Review

Renmin Chinese Law Review

Selected Papers of The Jurist (法学家), Volume 3

Renmin Chinese Law Review: Selected Papers of The Jurist

Edited by Jichun Shi

Renmin Chinese Law Review, Volume 3 is the third work in a series of annual volumes on contemporary Chinese law, which bring together the work of recognized scholars from China, offering a window on current legal research in China. This book reflects the study of Chinese law and the reality of Chinese legality and society. Chapters address the developments of the Committee of Politics and Law of CPC, the new challenges China faces in anti-terrorism, the emerging P2P lending in China and the legislation of virtual property inheritance.

Chapter 10: The theory of and legislation regarding virtual property inheritance

Mei Xiaying and Xu Ke

Subjects: asian studies, asian law, law - academic, asian law


The inheritance of virtual property has become an unavoidable issue for the amendment of China’s Law of Succession. Due to the legislative requirements of clarity in concept, operability in rules and completeness in system, virtual property should be incarnated by virtual access and virtual asset which shall serve as the preconditions for the gradual establishment of the property attributes of virtual property, the elimination of restrictions on virtual property inheritances because of user agreement, and resolutions to the potential conflicts between virtual property inheritance and user privacy. Therefore, a virtual property inheritance system can be designed to suit China’s current laws and new relationships resulting from network society.

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