Case Management in China’s Civil Justice System

  • Cai YanminEmail author
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 31)


The chapter discusses the establishment from top to bottom of a case management structure in the Chinese court system and the implementation of case quality evaluation index mechanisms. The author questions whether these mechanisms help to increase efficiency and enhance the quality of adjudication and the accountability of the Judicature. Specific attention is given to the people’s assessors’ joining the collegial panel to hear cases, the resolution of disputes by judges through mediation, the application of the simplified procedure to hear cases and the number of cases terminated within the prescribed time limits. In this chapter, it is stated that in China the focus should be shifted from speeding up litigation to improving adjudication with attention given to party initiative and the role of their attorneys.


Civil Procedure Supreme People Local Court Ordinary Procedure Civil Justice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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