Chinese courts have been facing a litigation explosion in the recent five years, which has caused work overload to judges. Dealing with litigation explosion has now become one of the top priorities for the supreme court and local courts in China.
Litigation in China
In China’s civil litigation, judges attach the greatest importance to the documentary evidence. The role of witness testimony and physical evidence is almost negligible.
In the Chinese litigation, you are not to defeat the other party, but to win over the judge. You have to stand on the judge's side to focus on his interests: safely and easily closing the case as soon as possible.
The most important difference between litigation and arbitration in China is that judges and arbitrators have different ways of thinking.