In September 2023, Beijing's Chaoyang Court released a white paper on foreign-related family cases, highlighting key insights from 717 cases spanning 2018-2022, with divorce and inheritance disputes accounting for the majority, and addressing procedural and substantive issues in eight typical cases.
In July 2023, the Beijing Fourth Intermediate Court (BFIC) released its “2022 Annual Report on Judicial Review Cases in Domestic Arbitration”. As a court with jurisdiction over two of the largest arbitration institutions in China, namely the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) and Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), BFIC is a major player in China’s arbitration landscape.
In December 2022, Beijing Fourth Intermediate People’s Court reported its work on foreign court judgment/arbitral awards enforcement cases. Since 2018, the court has accepted 332 cases, with the total amount in controversy reaching more than CNY 5 billion (approx. USD 740 million).
In November 2022, for the first time in China, a criminal of child molestation was banned for life from any occupation that had close contact with minors according to the Law on the Protection of Minors.
In November 2022, a primary court in Beijing ruled that the food delivery platform should bear part of the liability in a case where a delivery man died while delivering food.
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.