The Beijing Arbitration Commission Arbitration Rules implemented on 1st Sept. 2019 clearly divide the arbitration fees into the arbitrator's fees and the administration fees, which marks the first attempt of China's arbitration institutions in arbitration fees reform.
Arbitration in China
"Administrative Measures for Business Ofﬁces Established by Overseas Arbitration Institutions in Lin-Gang Special Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone"（《境外仲裁机构在中国（上海）自由贸易试验区临港新片区设立业务机构管理办法》）was issued by Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Justice on 21st. Oct 2019.
On what basis would Chinese courts examine the arbitral awards made by foreign arbitration institutions in mainland China, the New York Convention or Chinese domestic law? The answer is the latter.
Here comes the new policy! After establishing a business organization in mainland China, a foreign arbitration institution may conduct arbitration here.
How do Chinese courts view public policy in judicial review of arbitration? Judge Song Jianli (宋建立) from the Supreme People’s Court expresses his views on that.
China is trying to make arbitration institutions more independent of the government in order to enhance their market competitiveness.
Many US Dollar funds investing in China and their investees find that the HKIAC is not the best institution to resolve disputes.
In 2018, Chinese courts have heard a total of 25 cases in relation to recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.