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CCH Announces Partnership with Subsidiary of Peking University
(BEIJING, November 25, 2009) – CCH China yesterday announced a strategic alliance with Chinalawinfo, to provide the world's highest quality English translations of Chinese laws and the world's most extensive Chinese language legal database. Chinalawinfo Co., Ltd. is owned by the prestigious Peking University. CCH China, a unit of Wolters Kluwer, is the largest international provider of legal information on China and is widely used by legal practitioners around the world.
Both CCH and Chinalawinfo are the industry leaders in serving legal professionals and business organizations, with CCH China having the highest quality English translations of Chinese laws and Chinalawinfo (known as Beida Fabao) having the most extensive and popular database of Chinese laws in the Chinese language.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today on behalf of their companies by David Kelly, Managing Director of CCH North Asia and Qiao Congqi, General Manager of Chinalawinfo Co., Ltd.
"CCH is our natural partner as it's globally recognized and superior English full-text translations of Chinese laws complement Chinalawinfo's native Chinese language-based resources. It enhances Chinalawinfo's profile in developing international markets," said Qiao Congqi, General Manager of Chinalawinfo.
CCH China recently advanced its market leadership with the launch of China GOLD, providing the largest available database of translated Chinese legislation, regulations and notices. CCH's English language database is the most widely used and most respected among law firms and corporate counsel in China.
Premier Providers Bring Best of Both Worlds
Chinalawinfo Co., Ltd. is a company established by Peking University on the basis of its Legal Information Centre. Its flagship Chinese-language services under Beida Fabao series made Peking Universitythe first Chinese pioneer to develop Chinese laws in electronic database and a computer-assisted legal research system for Chinese law. It is the largest and most widely used Chinese language legal database.
CCH is a leading multinational information provider, with nearly 100 years of experience in publishing authoritative and timely information on law, business, tax, accounting and human resources. The company is the premier provider of professional information and publications about China in English and Chinese.
"Legal firms and corporations can now enjoy the best of both worlds. The combined usage of CCH's latest flagship product, China GOLD, and Beida Fabao gives users unparalleled coverage in depth and breadth of the laws and legal developments of the People's Republic of China," Kelly said.
"Both our companies recognize the other partner in this alliance as the clear leader in their respective areas and we are very pleased to see this further development of our long-standing and close relationship," Qiao said.
About Chinalawinfo Co., Ltd.
Chinalawinfo Co., Ltd., is a legal information and education company, established by Peking University through its Legal Information Center. Chinalawinfo owns LawInfoChina.com and its Chinese sister site Chinalawinfo.com, as well as offering a wide variety of electronic means to access legal information and distance legal education in Chinese. Chinalawinfo's mission is to serve each and every user with high-quality, low-cost and user-friendly products that contain the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date legal information. For more information, please visit http://www.chinalawinfo.com and http://www.lawinfochina.com.
About Peking University
Peking University, colloquially known in Chinese as Beida, is a major research university located in Beijing, China. It is the first formally established modern research university in and the first national university of China. Today, most national and international rankings frequently place Peking University the best university in China. Throughout its history, the university has distinguished itself from its peers in terms of intellectual freedom and has produced and hosted many of modern China's top thinkers.
About CCH and Wolters Kluwer
CCH is a Wolters Kluwer business and a leading multinational information provider, with nearly 100 years of experience in publishing authoritative and timely information on law, business, tax, accounting and human resources. The company is the premier provider of professional information and publications about China in English and Chinese. Serving professionals worldwide, its headquarters are in Beijing with offices in Shanghai and Hong Kong. For more information, visit http://www.cchchina.com.cn.
Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of euro 3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit http:// www.wolterskluwer.com for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.
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