Chinese courts are studying how to protect the parties’ trade secrets from disclosure during litigation.
For a long time, Chinese courts have assigned cases to judges by their own dedicated personnel. Now, Chinese courts are trying to replace the traditional practice with a random case assignment mechanism.
Chinese judges work overtime to deal with the litigation explosion, which might render litigation less competitive than arbitration in China.
Foreign litigants are not allowed to use foreign languages in Chinese courts, but can request the court to provide an interpreter and/or a translator to translate their language into Chinese.
In a Chinese court, a lawyer is speaking at a speed ten times slower than normal. Why?
The Supreme People's Court (SPC) of China makes a number of responses to guide local courts in making decisions for the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in specific cases. Are these responses binding on for a court when deciding subsequent cases?
In the hierarchical structure of Chinese courts, the courts manage cases and supervise judges by making and transferring case files. Therefore, case files show the most real aspect of Chinese litigation.
Sun, 10 Mar 2019 Insights
In China, service of process not only occupies a significant number of resources of the courts, but also delays the progress in case hearing. Why?