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Cooperation 'urgent' for intl disputes

Tuesday, 27th September 2017

"Countries along Belt and Road routes urged to improve their case handling

China's top court called on countries and regions along the routes of China's Belt and Road Initiative on Tuesday to increase judicial cooperation and improve the quality of foreign-related hearings by setting up legal research bases and information centers.

In the past, cross-border disputes relating to trade, infrastructure construction, maritime issues and international logistics were mainly solved by mediation and arbitration.

"But such solutions may not be enough as the Belt and Road Initiative progresses," said Liu Guixiang, a member of the judicial committee of the Supreme People's Court.

The initiative, proposed by President Xi Jinping in 2013, has brought more trade contracts to the countries and regions involved, but also disputes.

Figures from the top court show that Chinese courts concluded 25,916 foreign-related cases in 2016, up 9.3 percent year-on-year, with ones related to the initiative increasing rapidly.

"Joining hands with the countries and regions to study initiative-related cases is important, while building a quick, transparent and convenient system to solve cross-border disputes is urgent," Liu said during the Silk Road International Forum on Judicial Cooperation in Dunhuang, Gansu province."

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Web-link: http://www.usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-09/27/content_32535518.htm
Language: English
Contact: Cao Yin


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