Law and Humanities
Published: 08 August 2023
Comparison of Chinese and Indonesian Legal Cultures in Contract Making
Diana Febrina Lubis, Agus Yudha Hernoko, Hasim Purba, Dedi Harianto
Universitas Sumatera Utara, Universitas Airlangga
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Keywords: Legal Culture, Contract, Chinese, Indonesian
This article discusses the comparison of legal culture between the Chinese and Indonesian people in making contracts. A comparison of legal culture is carried out by comparing the legal culture of the Chinese and Indonesian people in complying with contract law based on the Chinese/Chinese Civil Code and Indonesian Civil Code as well as other related regulations in the field of contracting. Contract law in China is known as the Contract Law of the People's Republic of China, the people are called Chinese. However, on January 1, 2021, the Contract Law in China has been declared revoked and is no longer valid because a new law known as the Chinese Civil Code has been promulgated. Meanwhile, contract law in Indonesia is also known as the Civil Code, which was obtained from the colonial era government, and is still in force today. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, only the Civil Code used previously has been updated. The problem raised is how to compare the legal culture of the Chinese and Indonesian people in making contracts. The method used is normative legal research with a comparative approach. The analytical knife used is the general theory of contract law in positive law. Through the analysis carried out, the comparison factors were obtained as the basis for the comparison of making contracts by the Chinese and Indonesian people. From the results of this comparison, the differences and similarities of contract law that apply in Indonesia and China are obtained.
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