Authored by Dr. Zhan Hao ( and Wan Jia ( at AnJie Law Firm

The surety bond market has developed significantly for insurers in China since this year, and it has become one of the most important methods for financial guarantee. Due to the lack of clear judicial interpretations issued by the Supreme Court of PRC, however, the applicable laws pertaining to surety bonds issued by insurers in China, and their nature, are still highly controversial. This article seeks to analyze the very specific question of whether the “accessory principal” prescribed by the Guarantee Law of PRC, is applicable to surety bonds issued by the insurers in China. 

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