Luo Dongchuan, Vice-President of the Supreme People’s Court of China (“the SPC”), met with Anna Joubin-Bret, Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”) in the morning (reported by the Journalist Sun Hang of People's Court Daily in Beijing on September 18).
Luo welcomed Joubin-Bret, saying that the UNCITRAL has made outstanding contributions to the maintenance of fair order in international commercial transactions. China, as a member state of UNCITRAL, has played an important role and strictly abided by its obligations in the implementation of international treaties, the formulation of international rules, the resolution of international commercial disputes, the maintenance of the order of international commercial transactions and so on. With the development of “the Belt and Road” initiative, China has been working to strengthen top-down design such as the establishment of China International Commercial Court of the SPC and the International Commercial Expert Committee so as to build a fair, just, open, inclusive, transparent and convenient resolution mechanism of international commercial disputes. The SPC hopes to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with UNCITRAL to promote the flexibility and availability of international trade and investment.
Anna Joubin-Bret thanked Luo Dongchuan for his meeting, highly praised the efforts made by China’s courts in resolving international commercial disputes and expressed that UNCITRAL would support the construction of China International Commercial Court and deepen cooperation between the two sides.
Heads of relevant departments of the SPC also attended the meeting.
*The original text is Chinese and has been translated into English for reference only. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the Chinese version and the English version, the Chinese version shall prevail.