In August 2022, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court issued the “Handbook for Evidence Presentation of Parties in Civil Cases Involving Computer Software Copyright” in both Chinese and English editions.
In August 2022, a Hong Kong decree absolute of divorce was recognized by the Beijing Fourth People’s Intermediate Court, marking the first time that the “Arrangement of the Supreme People’s Court on Reciprocal Recognition and Enforcement of Civil Judgments in Matrimonial and Family Cases by the Courts of the Mainland and of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region” has been applied.
In July 2022, a Bitcoin mining contract was ruled invalid by the Beijing Third Intermediate Court.
In July 2022, the Beijing Fourth Intermediate People’s Court held a press briefing to introduce its trial of foreign-related commercial cases in 2018-2022 and released ten typical cases.
It is illegal to fire someone for being transgender, says a Beijing court. Being one of the few reported LGBTQ cases in China, this is the first court decision to our knowledge in which the legitimate rights of transgender workers are protected.
B.F.I.P.C., the most renowned court in China that has jurisdiction over foreign-related cases, can be seen as the counterpart of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York in China.