Driven by China's cultural tradition and judicial practice, it is common to see the de facto 6-month cooling-off period in litigation, which may be reinforced by the 'cooling-off period for mutual consented divorce' in the Civil Code.
In July 2021, Beijing Intellectual Property Court rendered the first-instance judgment on the trademark infringement and unfair competition case between the investors of the TV drama ‘Ipartment’ and the movie with the same title.
In July 2021, for the purpose of countermeasure, China announced sanctions being imposed on seven US individuals and entities, which is the first time that the Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law being applied since its implementation.
In July 2021, China's Ministry of Justice released the “Arbitration Law of the People’s Republic of China (Revised)”(《中华人民共和国仲裁法（修订）（征求意见稿）》) to solicit public comments.
In July 2021, MOFCOM and other two authorities jointly issued “Working Guidelines for Outbound Investment and Cooperation on Digital Economy”(数字经济对外投资合作工作指引), which encourages enterprises to seize opportunities in overseas digital infrastructure markets and pay attention to the prevention and control of risks.
From the first case confirming the admissibility of blockchain evidence in 2018, to the SPC’s online litigation rules in 2021, China is establishing a blockchain evidence rule system step by step.
It may be one of the strictest personal information protection legislation worldwide.
In July 2021, the SPC issued "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" (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), stipulating relevant tort liabilities and contractual rules, etc.
In July 2021, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate issued the “Rules on the Supervision of Civil Proceedings by People's Procuratorates”(人民检察院民事诉讼监督规则) , which, for the first time, includes sham litigation into the scope of cases that procuratorates may initiate supervisory proceedings ex officio.