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Some Chinese clients think that Canadian contracts are too complicated. In comparison, Chinese contracts are usually simple. From my understanding, one of the reasons is that there are contract law and related law governing the Chinese contracts, the contracts could therefore be simple. In Canada, the situation is not the same. The terms which are not stipulated in the contract will not be binding on the parties, especially when there is an entire agreement clause in the contract. Accordingly, the Canadian contracts are usually complicated. Some of them just have a few pages. Some have dozens of pages, even hundreds of pages. If the terms are needed, they have to be added into the contract.