Denis Woychuk


This Note analyzes the Chinese approach to commercial dispute settlement in the context of international contracts. Part I examines article VIII, the dispute settlement portion of the Trade Agreement, and the Chinese procedures for private dispute settlement. Part II discusses the problems of legal uncertainty that exist in the Chinese approach and the prospect of emerging Chinese law. Part III discusses the current importance of conciliation in Chinese dispute settlement, presents a case study of an actual joint conciliation conducted in China, and evaluates the results.