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How Chinese Judges Think

In trial activities, a Chinese judge will consider what kind of legal effect, social effect and political effect that may be incurred by a judgment to determine how to make a judgment.

Why Chinese Courts Put So Much Emphasis on Enforcement of Civil Judgments?

Why should Chinese courts try to resolve the enforcement predicament of civil judgments in two to three years (i.e., 2016-2018)? Justice Zhou Qiang (周强), president of China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC), explained this in a report on 24 October 2018, and introduced what the Chinese courts did for this.

How Chinese E-Justice works?

Chinese E-Justice(informationization of the court, 法院信息化)has become the two most important tasks of Chinese courts besides the judicial reform.

How Judicial Discipline Works in China?

Improving the judicial accountability system, one of the most important measures in Chinese judicial reform, is supposed to hold judges accountable for life for cases they handle and to effectively discipline judges for misconduct. Prior to this, Chinese judges were never subject to such strict requirements.

The Roles of Chinese Court Presidents

Compared with their counterparts in other countries, the court presidents in China play a far more complicated role. They have to act as excellent administrators and politicians before acting as legal experts.