Wang Shumei, a permanent member of the Supreme People's Court (SPC)'s judicial committee, led a research team to the Beijing No 4 Intermediate People's Court on June 27 to hold a symposium on promoting the healthy development of arbitration in the new situation.
Participants of the symposium included Zhang Shuming, vice-president of the SPC’s Civil Adjudication Tribunal No 4, Zhang Wen, vice-president of the Beijing High People's Court, Shan Guojun, president of Beijing No 4 Intermediate People's Court, Wang Dongmei, a deputy to the 16th Beijing Municipal People's Congress, Gao Jingbing, a member of the 14th Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Wang Chengjie, deputy director and secretary-general of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Chen Fuyong, deputy secretary-General of the Beijing Arbitration Commission and the Beijing International Arbitration Center, Professor Lu Song from China Foreign Affairs University, independent arbitrator Gao Feng, Wu Xianya, vice-president of the Civil Adjudication Tribunal No 2 of the Beijing High People's Court, Judge Tao Zhirong, and representatives of presiding judges and judges engaged in arbitration judicial review at the Beijing No 4 Intermediate People's Court.
At the symposium, Wang Shumei explained the background and significance of the research. The participants had extensive discussions and exchanges on 18 issues related to the internal management mechanism of arbitration institutions, fairness of arbitration procedures, internet arbitration, and false arbitration. According to the symposium, the people's courts will continue to support arbitration institutions in improving arbitration procedures and rules and promoting the practice’s healthy development.
Before the symposium, the research team visited the case registration hall, the one-stop diversified international commercial dispute resolution center, and the Beijing International Commercial Court (BICC), and listened to the report on the construction of the BICC by the Beijing No 4 Intermediate People's Court.