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PRC signs the Hague Convention on choice of court agreements: A step forward in the resolution of cross-border litigation

Overview

On 12 September 2017, the People's Republic of China (PRC) signed the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements (Convention). 



The PRC needs to ratify the Convention before it becomes a member state and bound by the terms of the Convention.  Once the PRC formally joins the Convention, there will be increased opportunities for the recognition of Chinese court judgments internationally and vice versa.