Guidance to be issued on handling BRI-related cases
A judicial interpretation to identify and apply relevant foreign laws is expected to be released soon to help Chinese judges efficiently resolve disputes involving foreign parties, China’s top court said.
With cooperation increasing between China and countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, China has seen a rapid growth in cross-border business exchanges as well as an increase in related commercial disputes. Last week, 12 cases related to the BRI and handled by Chinese courts were disclosed by the top court. With these, the top court has disclosed a total of 40 influential cases concerning the BRI since the initiative was proposed in 2013.
The disclosures aim to show the country’s judicial determination and contribution to serving high-quality development and advancing the coordinated approach to promote the rule of law at home and in matters involving foreign affairs.
Over the past five years, China has increased efforts to build up its legal system to help resolve commercial disputes involving foreign parties and to help facilitate the BRI.
News from: Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China.