Provide convenience for litigants from home and abroad
Database regarding the Belt and Road Initiative is expected to be established to help Chinese courts better resolve international commercial disputes and improve the quality of case handling, according to an official from China’s top court. In June 2018, the top court opened its first international commercial court in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, and the second in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and then set up an expert committee to serve to mediate between litigants in international commercial disputes and advise the two courts.
In the two courts, how to resolve disputes, whether through mediation, arbitration or litigation, depends on litigants, or the courts integrate the three resolution methods into one platform, which is China’s innovation in settling international commercial cases. To provide more convenience for litigants from home and abroad, the two international commercial courts have also opened their official websites, covering 149 countries and regions.