China: Newly amended law empowers private citizens to sue government

(From Global Times, published April 6, 2015)

By Zhou Yu

China’s revised Administrative Procedure Law will take effect from May 1, but Chinese courts have already begun to put the spirit of this revision into practice. In February, a small but significant legal ruling by a Guangzhou court might point the way towards a new legal paradigm in China – a private enterprise brought suit against a government agency for administrative and monopoly abuses and won the case, the country’s first-ever verdict of this kind. In March, China’s Supreme People’s Court held three days of nationwide live video streaming training on the new Administrative Procedural Law for judges at various levels, the first televised national training of this kind for judges. Read more

Intermediate court hearing in Zaozhuang, Shandong Province

Intermediate court hearing in Zaozhuang, Shandong Province

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