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Third China-ASEAN Justice Forum Adopts Nanning Statement

Tue, 30 Aug 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 20 July 2022, the third China-ASEAN Justice Forum (hereinafter “the Forum”) was held in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China, where the delegates unanimously adopted the Nanning Statement.

Under the theme of “Establishing a High-Level Judicial Cooperation Platform to Jointly Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road”, the delegates extensively exchanged opinions on a variety of topics, including “Accelerate the Adaptation of New RCEP Economic and Trade Rules to Provide Better Judicial Services for Regional Trade and Investment.”

The Nanning Statement, written in both English and Chinese, contains the following highlights.

(1) The participants expressed their willingness to continue using the Forum to improve regional judicial cooperation.

(2) The participants recognized the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) as a comprehensive, modern, high-quality, and inclusive free trade agreement and acknowledged that more open, free, and transparent economic and trade rules within the region are instrumental in facilitating trade and investment and promoting economic globalization.

(4) The participants will strengthen the exchanges and cooperation in the field of judicial protection of intellectual property rights.

(5) The participants will continue reinforcing research and exchange on online litigation to meet the demand for justice services in the era of the digital economy.

(6) The participants agreed to further strengthen the cooperation in judge training and exchange of model cases.

Prior to that, the first and second China-ASEAN Justice Forums were held in 2014 and 2017, respectively.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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