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13 NEW GUIDING CASES AND CGCP RECRUITING

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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Finally, we are recruiting! We are looking for Type A (native English with Chinese fluency) and Type C (native English with excellent editorial skills). For more information, please visit http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/volunteer/.

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Guiding Cases Nos 27-31 available in English now!

The CGCP is pleased to release the English translations of Guiding Cases Nos 27-31:

  • 1. ZANG Jinquan et al., A Theft and Fraud Case, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC27), Oct. 20, 2014 (Express Edition),available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-27.
  • 2. HU Kejin, A Case of a Refusal to Pay Remuneration, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC28), Oct. 20, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-28.
  • 3. Tianjin China Youth Travel Service v. Tianjin Guoqing International Travel Agency, A Dispute over an Unauthorized Use of Another Enterprise’s Name, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC29), Oct. 20, 2014 (Express Edition), available athttp://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-29.
  • 4. LAN Jianjun and Hangzhou Suremoov Automotive Technology Company Limited v. Tianjin Xiaomuzhi Automobile Maintenance and Repair Services Co., Ltd. et al., A Trademark Infringement and Unfair Competition Dispute, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC30), Oct. 20, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-30.
  • 5. Jiangsu Weilun Shipping Co., Ltd. v. Miranda Rose Limited, A Ship Collision Damages Dispute, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC31), Oct. 20, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-31.

 

Please note that CGCP has also expanded to cover three other products: Guiding Cases in PerspectiveTMGuiding Cases AnalyticsTM, andGuiding Cases SurveysTM.

We welcome your contribution to the CGCP by submitting commentaries and/or becoming our volunteers.

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CGCP: Surveys of Chinese Judges and more…

Over the summer, the CGCP has made great progress!  We are excited to launch two new products to complement our Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM:

  • 1.  Guiding Cases SurveysTM invites judges, lawyers, law professors, and law students to participate in surveys that analyze how Guiding Cases released by China’s Supreme People’s Court are perceived and used by legal actors.  Results of these surveys and their comparisons will help show legal actors’ changing attitudes towards Guiding Cases, and identify areas for improvement.  The first issue covers surveys of Chinese judges conducted in 2013 and 2014.
  •  2.  Guiding Cases in PerspectiveTM tracks the development of Guiding Cases (“GCs”) and analyzes related jurisprudence.  It examines, among other issues, how the Supreme People’s Court has transformed selected original judgments into their respective GCs, and explores the treatment of the GCs in subsequent cases.  The first set covers GC9, its original judgments, two subsequent cases, and CGCP annotations.

 

In addition, we are honored to receive two commentaries contributed by Judge Huang Huifang and Dr. Kristie Thomas.

 

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China’s New Guiding Cases on IP and anti-unfair competition

Summer is here but the China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”) is not resting!

NEW GUIDING CASES ARE AVAILABLE. The seventh batch of GCs was justreleased. This batch includes China’s first two GCs on anti-unfair competition law, one of which is the longest GC. This batch is unusual in that its GCs were not released on the same day (To see more analysis, please refer to Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM by clicking here).

NOW RECRUITING new CGCP Editors and CGCP Junior Fellows. We have different roles for Chinese and English native speakers. Knowledge of Chinese is preferred but not required. IT knowledge and website development skills are greatly valued. For more information,seehttps://cgc.law.stanford.edu/volunteer/.

SHARING OUR GOOD WORK. Thanks to many parties’ support, our director Mei Gechlikhas had the opportunities to speak about the CGCP and GCs at various institutions over the past several months. They include Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Georgetown University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Stanford Club in Hong Kong.

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The English translations of Guiding Cases Nos. 23- 25 are available now!

We are pleased to release the English translations of Guiding Cases Nos. 23 through 25. The cases are:

 

  • RONG Baoying v. WANG Yang and Alltrust Insurance Co., Ltd. Jiangyin Branch, A Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident Liability Dispute, CHINA GUIDING CASES PROJECTEnglish Guiding Case (EGC24), Apr. 4, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-24.

 

  • Huatai Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch v. LI Zhigui and Zhangjiakou Subbranch of Tianan Property Insurance Company Limited of China Hebei Provincial Branch, An Insurer’s Subrogation Right Dispute, CHINA GUIDING CASES PROJECTEnglish Guiding Case (EGC25), Apr. 4, 2014 (Express Edition), available athttp://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-25.

 

The above cases, together with Guiding Case No. 26, were included in the sixth and latest batch of Guiding Cases released by the Supreme People’s Court! The English translation of Guiding Case No. 26 and a related commentary were released by CGCP earlier.

We would also like to thank the World Justice Project for promoting our work: http://www.worldjusticeproject.org/opportunity-fund/china-guiding-cases-project-5.

Our good work would not have been possible without your help and support. To better deliver our products to enhance the understanding of China’s guiding cases system, we need your help to upgrade our website. If you like our products, 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. Any amount of support is immensely appreciated!

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First Guiding Case on Open Government Information and Related Commentary

We are pleased to release three new products:

  1. The English translation of Guiding Case No. 26, the first guiding case on open government information: LI Jianxiong v. Department of Transport of Guangdong Province, A Case About Open Government Information, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC26), Mar. 12, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-26 .
  2. A Commentary:  Mei Gechlik and DAI Di, Guiding Case No. 26 and China’s Open Government Information System, China Guiding Cases Project, Mar. 12, 2014, available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/10-gechlik-and-dai  .
  3. A Chinese law summary on Foreign Investment Laws http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/english-law-summaries/foreign-investment-law/ .

Our recent release of the Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM has been gaining traction! Thank you! Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM analyzes trends in the Guiding Cases selected and released by China’s Supreme People’s Court and identifies important issues for further study.

We are also proud to be identified as an “expertise support group” by the United Nations Development Program.  Our good work would not have been possible without your help and support.  To better deliver our products to enhance the understanding of China’s guiding cases system, we need your help to upgrade our website.  If you like our products, 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.  Any amount of support is immensely appreciated!

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CGCP launches the Guiding Cases Analytics!

We are excited to launch the Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM!

Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM analyzes trends in the Guiding Cases selected and released by China’s Supreme People’s Court and identifies important issues for further study. Expected to be an essential supplement to the qualitative analysis of cases, Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM will help deepen our understanding of China’s court system and case law.

The first round of quantitative analysis completed by Guiding Cases AnalyticsTM shows some interesting trends and issues. For instance, compared with other Guiding Cases, the first Guiding Case on patent law (No. 20) and the first Guiding Case on food safety law (No. 23) provide more detailed reasons. Most cases selected for release as Guiding Cases are about two years old, but the SPC selected two cases that were about five years old and released them as Guiding Cases No. 6 and No. 17. What explains these “anomalies”? What are the implications? To read more about our interesting findings, please visit: http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases-analytics/.

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We would also love to hear your feedback and comments about the CGCP! Please let us know how the CGCP has been doing by sending your views to contactcgcp@law.stanford.edu.

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China’s Supreme People’s Court just released four more Guiding Cases!

China’s Supreme People’s Court just released four more Guiding Cases:

This is different from the regular pattern of release (see below). The CGCP team is working arduously to provide timely translations!

Number of Guiding Cases Issued in Each Quarter:

number of GCs

Also, in a recent interview by the Reuters, CGCP Director, Dr. Mei Gechlik, commented on “arbitration courts” set up in Shanghai and Qianhai Free Trade Zones.

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We would also love to hear your feedback and comments about the CGCP! Please let us know how the CGCP has been doing by sending your views to contactcgcp@law.stanford.edu.

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CGCP RELEASES NEW PRODUCTS!

We are pleased to release the English translation of Guiding Cases Nos. 17 through 22, the newest and largest batch of Guiding Cases released by the Supreme People’s Court to date:

  • Guiding Case No. 17: ZHANG Li v. Beijing Heli Huatong Automobile Service Co., Ltd., A Sale and Purchase Contract Dispute, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC17), Feb. 4, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-17.
  • Guiding Case No. 19: ZHAO Chunming et al. v. The Automobile Transport Company of Fushan District, Yantai Municipality and WEI Deping et al., A Motor Vehicle Traffic Accident Liability Dispute, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC19), Feb. 4, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-19.
  • Guiding Case No. 21: Inner Mongolia Qiushi Real Estate Development Limited Liability Company v. The Civil Air Defense Office of Hohhot Municipality, A Civil Defense Administrative Levy Case, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC21), Feb. 4, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-21.
  • Guiding Case No. 22: WEI Yonggao and CHEN Shouzhi v. The People’s Government of Lai’an County, A Case About a Reply to Recover Land-Use Rights, China Guiding Cases Project, English Guiding Case (EGC22), Jan. 31, 2014 (Express Edition), available at http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-22.

Guiding Case No. 20: Shenzhen Siruiman Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. v. Shenzhen Kengzi Water Supply Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Kangtailan Water Treatment Equipment Co., Ltd., An Invention Patent Infringement Dispute (http://cgc.law.stanford.edu/guiding-cases/guiding-case-20) was released earlier in December last year.  It was China’s first Guiding Case on intellectual property, and the release was followed up by Bloomberg BNA with a piece on this case and Stanford’s China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”).

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China Guiding Cases Project is on Bloomberg BNA!

Bloomberg BNA recently ran a piece on China’s first “Guiding Case” on intellectual property, Guiding Case No. 20: Shenzhen Siruiman Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. v. Shenzhen Kengzi Water Supply Co., Ltd., a patent infringement case that the Supreme People’s Court (“SPC”) decided on December 20, 2011.  The English version of this guiding case was released by Stanford’s China Guiding Case Project (“CGCP”) last week.

Citing Dr. Mei Gechlik, Director and Founder of the CGCP, Bloomberg BNA writes that Guiding Case No. 20  “marks the beginning of the issuance of intellectual property cases that will have ‘guiding effect’ as defined by the rules that the SPC has issued on guiding cases.”

The article highlights the “Main Points of the Adjudication” of Guiding Case No. 20, as translated by the CGCP.  It also points out that the CGCP will organize a program in 2014 to train Chinese judges on guiding cases.  To read the full article, please click here.

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