(Passed on 12 April 1986 at the fourth session of the sixth National People’s Congress)
Chapter 5: Civil Rights
Article 94: Citizens and legal persons shall enjoy rights of authorship (copyrights) and shall be entitled to sign their names as authors, issue and publish their works and obtain remuneration in accordance with the law.
Chapter 6: Civil Liability
Article 118: If the rights of authorship (copyright), patent rights, rights to exclusive use of trademarks, rights of discovery, rights of invention or rights for scientific and technological research achievements of citizens or legal persons are infringed upon by such means as plagiarism, alteration or imitation, they shall have the right to demand that the infringement be stopped, its ill effects be eliminated and the damages be compensated for.