In 2022, the New South Wales Supreme Court of Australia ruled to enforce a judgment of a Shanghai local court, just before the 12-year limitation period expires. It marks the fifth time that an Australian court has recognized and enforced Chinese monetary judgments (Tianjin Yingtong Materials Co. Ltd. v Young  NSWSC 943).
Australia-China Judgments Recognition and Enforcement
Can I sue Chinese companies in Australia and then enforce an Australian court judgment in China?
In 2022, the New South Wales Supreme Court of Australia ruled to recognize two Chinese civil settlement statements, which were considered as ‘foreign judgments’ under Australian law (Bank of China Limited v Chen  NSWSC 749).
In May 2020, the New South Wales Supreme Court, Australia, ruled in Bao v Qu; Tian (2020), marking the first case for New South Wales of Australia to enforce a monetary judgment made by a Chinese court.
Australian courts recognized two Chinese judgments while refused one. The situation in Australia can help us analyze how de facto reciprocity is determined by Chinese courts in recognizing foreign judgments.