Lawsuits involving non-mainland companies rose last year, according to a top court. The last 12 months saw a 10 percent rise in lawsuits, Liu Guixiang, presiding judge of the No 4 civil tribunal under the Supreme People’s Court, said. The tribunal is in charge of non-mainland commercial and maritime trials. Most of the cases involve companies from Asian countries and regions, such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Malaysia, as well as Hong Kong and Macau SARs. Disputes involving companies from Hong Kong and Macao accounted for 60 percent of the total, according to court figures. Liu said the rise in disputes was partly due to an increasing number of overseas companies entering the mainland. Read more on China Daily.
Business lawsuits in sharp increase, companies from Macau also involved