In November 2023, the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) came into effect in China, streamlining cross-border document procedures with 125 countries and eliminating the need for consular legalization for foreign-related public documents.
In October 2023, Beijing government launched Chief Data Officer initiative to bolster data governance and drive digital transformation across various departments.
In 2022, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice of Canada refused to grant summary judgment to enforce a Chinese monetary judgment in the context of two parallel proceedings in Canada, indicating that the two proceedings should proceed together as there was factual and legal overlap, and triable issues involved defenses of natural justice and public policy (Qingdao Top Steel Industrial Co. Ltd. v. Fasteners & Fittings Inc. 2022 ONSC 279).
In October 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) released key judicial data from January to September 2023, showing notable rises in non-motor vehicle traffic accident disputes, international commercial cases, and intellectual property disputes.
In October 2023, China's Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) released seven typical financial investment fraud cases, aiming to boost public awareness and safeguard assets by exposing common scams in areas such as funds, foreign exchange, stocks, futures, and insurance.
In September 2023, China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) issued “Interim Rules for Publicizing Complaint Information in Market Supervision and Administration”, aiming to publicly disclose operator complaints for enhanced transparency and accountability.
Can I sue Chinese companies in Italy and then enforce an Italian judgment in China?
In October 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) reported to China’s top legislature, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, on a notable rise in environmental cases handled by Chinese courts, emphasizing international collaboration for environmental justice principles.
In October 2023, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's legislature, promulgated the newly revised Marine Environment Protection Law, which imposes stricter regulations on activities in the marine environment and prohibits certain discharges and dumping.