The Supreme People's Court applied the doctrine of forum non convenient for the first time in Aug. 2019, taking a momentous step forward in this brand new practice, which was unfamiliar for most Chinese courts.
Conflict of Laws in China / Private International Law in China
In July 2019, Daegu High Court of South Korea recognized a judgment rendered by Chaoyang District People's Court of Beijing, China.
Not so easy to answer. China's Supreme Court Justice Song Jianli (宋建立) provides his views by discussing the possible impacts of the Convention on China.
List of China's Bilateral Treaties on Judicial Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters (Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Included)
Full texts of China's bilateral treaties on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and other judicial assistance matters are now available. The information comes from the website of the PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In most cases, Chinese courts do not support the defendant's motion to dismiss on FNC grounds, but tend to exercise jurisdiction over relevant cases. The case of Singapore Chi Cheng Pte. Ltd. et al. v. SinCo Technologies Pte. Ltd. is a classic example of the judicial practice in China.
Chinese courts rarely dismiss a case on forum non conveniens (FNC) ground. Grace Young International Ltd. v. Seoil Agency Co. Ltd. is currently one of the only two cases in which the Chinese courts grant an FNC dismissal.
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's Supreme People's Court (SPC) is about to issue a significant judicial interpretation, stipulating the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in China. Judge Song Jianli (宋建立) (Judge of the SPC’s 4th Civil Division) introduced the content of the judicial interpretation.
Chinese courts recognized and enforced a U.S. judgment for the second time, indicating that U.S. judgments have begun to be recognized and enforced in China in a normalized way. Any U.S. judgment, whether made by a federal court or a state court, may be recognized and enforced in China.
Supreme Courts of China and Singapore Sign Agreement on Recognition and Enforcement of Money Judgments in Commercial Cases
Chinese courts are going one step further in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters.