In September 2023, Beijing's Chaoyang Court released a white paper on foreign-related family cases, highlighting key insights from 717 cases spanning 2018-2022, with divorce and inheritance disputes accounting for the majority, and addressing procedural and substantive issues in eight typical cases.
In September 2023, China’s Supreme People’s Court released its 2020 Annual Report on Judicial Review of Commercial Arbitration, aiming to standardize criteria, regulate judicial review power, guide arbitration institutions, and provide case materials for legislative amendments.
The "2023 Annual Report on China’s Combating of IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting" reveals a 153% increase in punitive damages in Chinese intellectual property rights (IPR) litigation over the past four years.
In August 2023, the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court of China accepted a case filed by Guangzhou Mengbian Information Technology Co., Ltd. against Amazon Services Europe Sarl for alleged abuse of market dominance.
The China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) publicly revealed its first-ever arbitral award in an ad hoc arbitration case, marking a significant milestone in the utilization of ad hoc arbitration in China's maritime disputes.
The Fifth Amendment (2023) to the PRC Civil Procedure Law introduced the long-awaited rule on refusal grounds of recognition and enforcement. This time, the four new articles provide the missing piece of the framework for the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in China.
Can I sue Chinese companies in the UK and then enforce a British judgment in China?
The Shanghai Financial Court's 2018-2023 Work Report, released in August 2023, highlights its handling of a significant number of financial cases, including securities disputes and financial contract disputes, with a total value of more than CNY1.1 trillion (USD152.19 billion), and provides insights into the court's role in the context of Shanghai's status as an international financial center.
In August 2023, the State Council of China introduced a new policy aiming to attract foreign investment by offering incentives for research and development centers, clinical trials, fair treatment, and data security for foreign-funded enterprises in China.
In July 2023, China's National Intellectual Property Administration(CNIPA) approved the establishment of three new resident representative offices for foreign patent agencies, bringing the total to eight in the country.