What has China's Supreme Court been doing during the pandemic? Judge Shen Hongyu talked about the SPC's response to COVID-19 in Nov. 2020.
The Interim Provisions on the Review of the Concentrations of Business Operators entered into force in December 2020, which fleshes out China's anti-monopoly legal framework.
Being China's first blocking statute, the Rules on Counteracting Unjustified Extra-Territorial Application of Foreign Legislation and Other Measures was promulgated by the Ministry of Commerce in January 2021.
China's Supreme People's Court issued the Opinions on Strengthening the Protection of Copyright and Copyright-Related Rights in November 2020, further clarifying how Chinese courts will protect copyright in litigation.
Similar Case Retrieving: Does China Move Towards Case Law? - Guiding Cases & Similar Cases Series (7)
No, China does not move towards case law, but keeps the tradition of statutory law while constantly innovating and exploring. The Similar Cases can be regarded as application tutorials with examples for statutory law.
People have complained that IP creates a monopoly which causes some social issues such as the affordability of patented pharmaceutical drugs. However, we can see this argument from the following aspects.
To enforce a foreign judgment in China, the average length of proceedings is 584 days, the court costs are no more than 1.35% of the amount in controversy or 500 CNY, and the attorney's fees are, on average, 7.6% of the amount in controversy.
Judge Shen Hongyu of China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) talked about the SPC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nov. 2020, and introduced cross-border dispute resolution in the post-pandemic era.
In 2019, the Chinese courts have heard a total of 30 cases concerning the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.