China ARBITRATION

 China Arbitration

China is a contracting state to the ICSID Convention:

  • Signature: 9 February 1990 
  • Deposit of Ratification: 7 January 1993
  • Entry into Force: 6 February 1993
  • On 7 January 1993, pursuant to Article 25(4) of the ICSID Convention, the Chinese Government informed ICSID that it would only consider submitting to ICSID jurisdiction in respect of disputes over compensation resulting from expropriation and nationalization.
  • Pursuant to Article 13(1) of the ICSID Convention China has made the following panel designations effective until 5 May 2016:
    - Dr. Wang CHUANLI: Former Dean, Professor of Law, International Law School, China University of Political Science and Law
    - Mr. Anthony NEOH, QC, SC, JP: Attorney-at-Law; Former Chairman, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
    - Prof. Shen SIBAO: Dean, Law School, Shanghai University
    - Dr. Jingchun SHAO: Professor of Law, Director, WTO Law Study Center,Peking University
    - Prof. An CHEN: Senior Professor, Law School, Xiamen University; Chairman, Chinese Society of International Economic Law
    - Prof. Zhidong CHEN: Professor of Law, Fudan University Law School
    - Dr. Jin HUANG: Professor of Law, President, China University of Political Science and Law
    - Dr. Yu JINSONG: Professor of Law, Director, Research Institute of International Law, Renmin University

China is a contracting state to the New York Convention:

  • Date of Accession: 22 Janaury 1987
  • Entry into Force: 22 April 1987
  • China will only apply the New York Convention to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting state & only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that are considered commercial under their national law
  • Upon resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong on 1 July 1997, the Government of China extended the territorial application of the Convention to Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, subject to the statement originally made by China upon accession to the Convention. On 19 July 2005, China declared that the Convention shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of China, subject to the statement originally made by China upon accession to the Convention.

In 2010, Hong Kong enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as amended in 2006 and is therefore now popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law Region

In 1998, Macau enacted legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration as adopted in 1985 and is therefore now popularly considered to be an UNCITRAL Model Law Region

China is a Contracting State to both the 1899 & 1907 Convention for the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes:

  • 1899 Entry into Force: 21 November 1904
  • 1907 Entry into Force: 26 January 1910

China is a United Nations Member State:

  • Date of Admission: 24 October 1945

Official State Name: People's Republic of China - Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó - 中华人民共和国

Official Languages: Mandarin (or Putonghua) Standard Chinese (nationwide), Cantonese (Hong Kong and Macau), English (Hong Kong), Portuguese(Macau), Uyghur (Xinjiang), Tibetan(Tibet), Mongolian (Inner Mongolia)

Recognised Regional Languages: Achang, AiCham, Akha, Amis, Atayal, Ayi,Äynu, Babuza, Bai, Baima, Basay, Blang,Bonan, Bunun, Buyang, Buyei, Daur,De'ang, Derung, Dong, Dongxiang, E,Chinese Pidgin English, Ersu, Evenki,Fuyü Gïrgïs, Gelao, Groma, Hani, Hlai, Ili Turki, Iu Mien, Jingpho, Jino, Jurchen,Kanakanabu, Kangjia, Kavalan, Kim Mun,Khitan, Lahu, Lisu, Lop, Macanese,Manchu, Miao, Maonan, Mongolian,Monguor, Monpa, Mulam, Nanai, Naxi,Paiwan, Pazeh, Puyuma, Ong-Be,Oroqen, Qabiao, Qoqmončaq, Northern Qiang, Southern Qiang, Prinmi, Rukai,Saaroa, Saisiyat, Salar, Seediq, She,Siraya, Sui, Tai Dam, Tai Lü, Tai Nüa,Tao, Tangut, Thao, Amdo Tibetan,Central Tibetan, Standard Tibetan, Khams Tibetan, Tsat, Tsou, Tujia,Uyghur, Wutun, Xibe, Yi, Eastern Yugur,Western Yugur, Zhaba, Zhuang

Capital: Beijing

Largest City: Shanghai

Motto: "March of the Volunteers"

Currency: Chinese yuan (renminbi) (¥) (CNY)

Time Zone: (UTC+8)

International Calling Code: +86

Internet TLD: .cn

 

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