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Guodong Du 杜国栋

Under China’s People's Assessors Law, the assessors in a seven-person collegial bench can only participate in the fact-finding, but not the application of law. The newly issued replies from the SPC and MOJ clarify how the collegial bench shall produce a list of issues on the fact-finding, so as to sure the proper distinction between legal matters and factual matters.

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Deepen Interregional Judicial Assistance, Uphold and Improve the “One Country, Two Systems” Principle - Comments on the Supplemental Arrangement on the Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the HKSAR

Jin Huang 黄进

The Supplemental Arrangement on the Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and Hong Kong SAR (2020) provides detailed interpretation on reciprocal enforcement of arbitral awards, and further refines the interregional judicial assistance system.

China Regulates Virtual Currency "Mining" Activities

CJO Staff Contributors Team

In September 2021, the National Development and Reform Commission and other ten authorities jointly issued the “Notice on Regulating the Virtual Currency ‘Mining’ Activities” (关于整治虚拟货币 “挖矿”活动的通知), aiming to regulate the virtual currency “mining” activities and promote energy conservation and emission reduction.

Several Provisions on Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Cases Involving Disputes over Infringement upon the Right to New Plant Varieties (II)

CJO Staff Contributors Team

Several Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Cases Involving Disputes over Infringement upon the Right to New Plant Varieties (II) (最高人民法院关于审理侵害植物新品种权纠纷案件具体应用法律问题的若干规定(二)) were promulgated on 5 July 2021, and entered into force on 7 July 2021.

Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Civil Cases Involving the Use of Facial Recognition Technologies to Process Personal Information(2021)

CJO Staff Contributors Team

Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in the Trial of Civil Cases Involving the Use of Facial Recognition Technologies to Process Personal Information (最高人民法院关于审理使用人脸识别技术处理个人信息相关民事案件适用法律若干问题的规定) were promulgated on 27 July 2021, and entered into force on 1 Aug. 2021.

SASAC Issues Rules on Board of Directors of Central State-Owned Enterprises

Wed, 20 Oct 2021 China Legal Trends CJO Staff Contributors Team

China’s State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council recently issued the “Working Rules of the Board of Directors of Central State-Owned Enterprises (for Trial Implementation)” (中央企业董事会工作规则(试行)), aiming to enhance the supervising role of the board of directors in central state-owned enterprises.

In China, What Can People’s Assessors Do?

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 Insights Guodong Du 杜国栋

Under China’s People's Assessors Law, the assessors in a seven-person collegial bench can only participate in the fact-finding, but not the application of law. The newly issued replies from the SPC and MOJ clarify how the collegial bench shall produce a list of issues on the fact-finding, so as to sure the proper distinction between legal matters and factual matters.