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Out Now: Win in Chinese Courts - Practice Guide to Civil Litigation in China

Wed, 28 Jun 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends
Editor: C. J. Observer


Since 2019, Mr. Chenyang Zhang has been sharing his insights on civil litigation in China with CJO readers. We have also been working closely with Mr. Zhang and his team to provide practical information for those interested in China’s civil litigation system.

In June this year, Mr. Zhang published his latest monograph ‘Win in Chinese Courts - Practice Guide to Civil Litigation in China’ with Springer. This book Introduces most aspects of civil litigation in China, and answers all related FAQs from practitioners and legal profession. It helps readers understand Chinese civil litigation in less than 4 hours, and is an open access book, which means that you have free and unlimited access.

For more information, please click here.




About this book

China has developed a mature and full-scale civil litigation system with sophisticated statutes and provisions, which can effectively support foreign parties to resolve dispute in China. Unfortunately, such information is often neglected by foreign lawyers due to lack of systematic summary and necessary interpretation, and many disputes resolvable in China remain unsettled for a long time.

To fill such information gap, this guide tries to present a comprehensive roadmap of civil litigation system in China. It will start from some basic concepts of Chinese judicial system (such as the court system, case numbering, hierarchical trial system) and go through the whole process and most aspects of a civil litigation case (such as jurisdiction, case filing, service of court documents, evidence rules, process of trial, enforcement of judgments and court costs).

With titles in form of questions or containing key elements of corresponding sections, this guide can serve as a “dictionary” to easily learn about specific topics of civil litigation in China. Or else, it can also serve as a highly simplified and condensed textbook to learn about civil litigation in China in less than half a day. This guide is expected to answer the most frequently asked questions from legal practitioners, scholars, students and others who are interested in civil litigation in China.


Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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