China Encourages Shift Towards Mediation

Mediation Stressed over Court Rulings in Civil Cases

CRI English
May 30, 2011

At a seminar for China’s senior judges, China’s chief justice Wang Shengjun stressed that the country’s civil procedure should favor mediation over court rulings. He urged the judges to integrate mediation when solving civil disputes.

Rooted in traditional Chinese culture, mediation lends itself to the concept that “harmony is precious.” As mediation becomes more and more socially acceptable to resolve all types of disputes, Wang said, “Mediation is an effective way to handle social conflicts and promote harmony.”

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