Studies and Legislation on Euthanasia in China

Tao WU, Shan-Shan MEI, Juan SONG


In China, there is no legislation on euthanasia, but this does not mean that there is no problem of euthanasia in Chinese society. On the contrary, there are often reports of euthanasia, even criminal cases, from various media. However, it is necessary to explain that the lagging of the legislation of euthanasia is not the inaction of the legislator, but the complex character of the problem, because it involves the determination of the concept, the puzzle of ethics, the complexity of the legislation, and the diversity of concrete events in reality. Through combing the above problems and reviewing the previous legislative practice, I hope that some ideas and help can be provided to some extent for the future legislation and practice.


Euthanasia, Ethics, Legislation


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