During the holiday season, the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) of China gave us a pleasant surprise by releasing 13 new Guiding Cases (“GCs”) (See http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/)! Some of the characteristics are as follows:
– TWO foreign-related GCs: Guiding Case No. 33 was a dispute over the validity of two contracts signed with a foreign company. Guiding Case No. 37 was an enforcement reconsideration case on an arbitral award.
– SEVEN GCs whose original rulings/judgments were rendered by the SPC. This drastically increased the number of this type of GCs from two to nine.
– MOST cases selected for release as GCs are about two years old, but the newest batch has two outliers: Guiding Case No. 38 (about 16 years old) and Guiding Case No. 41 (about 11 years old).
How to explain these trends? Please see Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM (now also available in Chinese, 指导性案例分析TM) by clicking here.
In the past year, the CGCP has attracted approximately 4000 users and launched three brand new products: Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM, Guiding Cases SurveysTM , and Guiding Cases in PerspectiveTM. Beginning from February, we will publish subsequent cases that refer to Guiding Cases, along with our brief notes. The CGCP has a team of more than 150 volunteers around the world, but we need to hire a few experienced editors to sustain our high-quality work and to allow us to launch other useful products. We are running the project on a shoestring budget and asking you for your kind support. Please make a gift at https://makeagift.stanford.edu/give/home?mop=CC&gfty=G&pgnTPC=75&stp=212&gdso=5&tgso=6&cturl=close&olc=18125.
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Thank you for your support!