SPC White Papers & Annual Reports with English translations

A useful source of official information that the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issues to the foreign professional and academic public is bilingual white papers (or translations of the original version in Chinese) and official annual reports.  Thus far, these reports have been published in the area of intellectual property law, more recently in environmental law, and previously in judicial reform. The English version of the SPC’s website does not provide easy access to all of these reports. The Chinese versions of these reports also require time to locate. I’d welcome comments or suggestions with links to other reports or translations of white papers or annual reports that I may have missed.

In late 2020 and 2021, the SPC issued summaries of two reports in the area of cross-border commercial law, but the full text is not available.  For several areas of law, such as criminal law and administrative litigation, I surmise that it would be “inconvenient” to publish a white paper or annual report.  I wrote here earlier about difficulties in finding the full text of white papers in the lower courts.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

YEARREPORT
2020 2020 Intellectual Property Protection of the Chinese Courts , Chinese only
2020SPC Intellectual Property Court 2020 annual report, Chinese only
2019SPC Intellectual Property Court 2019 annual report (bilingual)
2019Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2019 (bilingual)
2018Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2018 (bilingual)
2017Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2017
Chinese only
2016Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2016 (Chinese), bilingual version available for sale
2015Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2015
Chinese only
2014Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2014
2013Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2013
2012Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2012
Chinese version only
2011Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2011
Scroll down the page to find the link to download the report
2010Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2010, scroll far down the page to find the English translation
2009Intellectual Property Protection by Chinese Courts in 2009 (scroll down to find the link to download the report

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

2020Environment & Natural Resources Adjudication of China, Chinese only 最高人民法院知识产权法庭年度报告(2020)
2017-2018Environment & Resources Adjudication of China, English only
2016-2017Environment & Resources Adjudication of China, English only

JUDICIAL REFORM & TRANSPARENCY

2013-2018Judicial Reform of Chinese Courts 2013-2018
2017Court Reform in China [2017], but not downloadable as a PDF file
2017Judicial Transparency by People’s Courts, but not downloadable as a PDF file
2016Judicial Reform of Chinese Courts, but not downloadable as a PDF file
2015Judicial Transparency of Chinese Courts, but not downloadable as a PDF file

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