Enforcement of foreign judgments in China
Enforcement of foreign judgments in China

How Chinese Judges Recognize Foreign Bankruptcy Judgments

In 2021, Xiamen Maritime Court ruled, based on the principle of reciprocity, to recognize the order of the High Court of Singapore, which designated an insolvency officeholder. The trial Judge shares his view on reciprocity review in applications for recognition of foreign bankruptcy judgments.

Will Foreign Judgments Not Be Enforced in China Due to Public Policy?

Chinese courts will not recognize and enforce a foreign judgment if it is found that the foreign judgment violates basic principles of Chinese law or violates the public interest of China, no matter whether it reviews the application in accordance with the conditions set by the international or bilateral treaties, or on the basis of reciprocity.

Investors of China’s Bonds: Go Ahead and Sue As Your Foreign Court Judgement Can Be Enforced in China

If there is a default on the bonds whose debtors or guarantors are based in mainland China, you can initiate an action before a court outside China and enforce the judgment in China.

Washington State Recognizes Chinese Judgment for the First Time

In 2021, the Superior Court of Washington for King County ruled to recognize a judgment of a Beijing local court, marking the first time for a Washington state court, and the sixth time for a US court, to recognize and enforce Chinese monetary judgments (Yun Zhang v. Rainbow USA Investments LLC, Zhiwen Yang et al., Case No. 20-2-14429-1 SEA).

What Types of Foreign Judgments Can Be Enforced in China?

Most civil and commercial foreign judgments can be enforced in China, except for those relating to intellectual property, unfair competition and anti-monopoly disputes.

U.S. EB-5 Visa Fraud Judgments Partially Recognized in China: Recognizing Damages But Not Punitive Damages

In 2022, Guangzhou Intermediate People’s Court of China ruled to partially recognize and enforce three EB-5 visa fraud-related judgments rendered respectively by the US District Court for the Central District of California and the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

How to Know Whether My Judgment Can Be Enforced in China?

You need to understand the threshold and criterion for the enforcement of foreign judgments in China. If your judgment can pass the threshold and meet the criterion, you may consider enforcing your judgments in China to collect your debts.

The First Time Australia Recognizes Chinese Civil Settlement Statements

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 [2022] NSWSC 749).

China Dismisses Application for Enforcing New Zealand Judgment Due to Parallel Proceedings

In 2019, due to parallel proceedings, Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court of China ruled to dismiss the application for enforcing a New Zealand judgment (Americhip, Inc. v. Dean et al. (2018) Yue 03 Min Chu No. 420 ).

The Third Time! Chinese Court Recognizes U.S. Judgment

In 2020, Ningbo Intermediate People’s Court of China ruled in Wen v. Huang et al. (2018) to recognize and enforce a US judgment, marking the third time that American monetary judgments have been enforced in China.