China's exports increased dramatically amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with cross-border e-commerce thriving faster than ever and disputes increasing accordingly.
Litigation in China
"No", answers a Shenzhen court in Gao v. Shenzhen Yunsilu Innovation Development Fund Enterprise (2018), ruling to set aside an arbitral award on the ground of public policy, given that cryptocurrency exchanges are banned in China.
China's Supreme Court's latest judicial interpretation (2020) sets out the standards for the application of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law in trade secret infringement cases.
Bitcoin is protected as a virtual asset under Chinese law, but shall not be deemed as currency or financial product, as a Shanghai court decided in Li et. al. v. Yan et. al. (2019).
No more notarization and authentication of a power of attorney; online verification is what those living overseas and wishing to appoint a Chinese lawyer need.
No, the agreement, at least the part relating to the organizational structure and internal governance matters, may not be arbitrable, says Beijing Second Intermediate People's Court in Tang v. Beijing XX Decoration Technology Company (2019).
Empirical studies in Chengdu Courts show that the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a widespread shift to online litigation, which has been unexpectedly popular among judges and litigants.
China's Supreme Court's Several Provisions on Providing Online Case-filing Services for Foreign Litigants (2021) provides an Internet platform for foreign parties to file cases with Chinese courts, and streamlines the case-filing procedures.