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Guodong Du 杜国栋

Guodong Du 杜国栋
Guodong Du 杜国栋
guodong.du@chinajusticeobserver.com
China Justice Observer (CJO) Co-founder

Guodong Du is the founder of CJO.

Guodong Du is currently practicing at Beijing Anli Law Firm. Prior to this, Guodong practiced for years at the Dentons Beijing office. His legal practice focuses on the resolution of cross-border dispute resolution, in particular, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in China.

In addition, Guodong Du is also a researcher at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). After obtaining his Ph.D. at CUPL, Guodong has been a researcher at the Legal Profession Research Center and the Judicial Reform Research Center of CUPL. His research focus area are the practical operation of Chinese courts, the judicial reforms and Chinese legal professions.

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Sun, 17 Oct 2021 Insights Guodong Du 杜国栋

Under China’s People's Assessors Law, the assessors in a seven-person collegial bench can only participate in the fact-finding, but not the application of law. The newly issued replies from the SPC and MOJ clarify how the collegial bench shall produce a list of issues on the fact-finding, so as to sure the proper distinction between legal matters and factual matters.