The most important difference between litigation and arbitration in China is that judges and arbitrators have different ways of thinking.
How Chinese courts work.
Why should Chinese courts try to resolve the enforcement predicament of civil judgments in two to three years (i.e., 2016-2018)? Justice Zhou Qiang (周强), president of China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC), explained this in a report on 24 October 2018, and introduced what the Chinese courts did for this.
China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has been pushing all courts across the country to ascertain and apply foreign law as much as possible in the last three years.
China-US trade war may bankrupt many Chinese companies, and Chinese courts should get prepared as soon as possible.
China Establishes Three Internet Courts to Try Internet-Related Cases Online: Inside China’s Internet Courts Series -01
Recently, China has established three Internet courts in Hangzhou, Beijing and Guangzhou. These courts will try Internet-related cases online, all of which are located in the most flourishing and prosperous area in the aspect of China’s Internet industry.
The protection of the personal rights of Chinese judges is one of the most concerned issues for them. From an investigation report made by Longyan Intermediate People's Court of Fujian Province, we can learn that the personal rights of Chinese judges are often violated. Now, the SPC is working hard to solve this problem.
The Supreme People's Court (SPC) of China has implemented many reform measures in the third-round judicial reform, which deeply affects the current operating mechanisms of Chinese courts. Therefore, if you want to know how Chinese courts work, you must understand what the SPC did in the third-round judicial reform.
Before rendering a judgment, a Chinese judge shall undergo review and approval by his/her superiors, who haven't tried the case. This practice has existed in China until recently, when China’s Supreme People Court has ruled out the practice in part in the latest round of judicial reform (2014-2017).