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How Chinese Courts Work

Sun, 17 Oct 2021 Insights Guodong Du 杜国栋

Under China’s People's Assessors Law, the assessors in a seven-person collegial bench can only participate in the fact-finding, but not the application of law. The newly issued replies from the SPC and MOJ clarify how the collegial bench shall produce a list of issues on the fact-finding, so as to sure the proper distinction between legal matters and factual matters.