In Apr. 2020, China's Supreme Court issued the first COVID-19-related judicial document, addressing the issues of force majeure, labor disputes, and limitation of action.
How would Chinese courts view arbitral awards where foreign tribunals reject a force majeure claim connected to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic?
China adheres to the doctrine of absolute immunity.
After a two-month fight against the coronavirus, 'it's time to amend the laws', says China's legislature, as it decides to impose a total ban on eating wildlife.
Chinese judges, litigants, and lawyers have to participate in the case trial through online video at their homes, due to quarantine measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
'Yes' to the force majeure question, as Chinese courts would say in disputes arising from contractual performance affected by COVID-19-related control measures.