This thesis proposes some measures to reform China's partnership law after providing an overview of China's partnership development in a historical perspective. After a brief introduction in Part I, Part II reviews the historical development of partnerships since the founding of the People's Republic of China. Much emphasis is put on significant changes since 1978. Part III examines the basic structure and content of the present laws and regulations on partnership in China. Part V highlights the problems and limits facing China's partnership law. Measures are proposed in Part IV with detailed reference to the United States partnership law. As a conclusion, the thesis predicts in Part IIV that China will establish a uniform partnership law that conforms to the international standard.