In the News: Virus Dispute Resolution; Business Resumption Requirements; and Airline Subsidies

Mar 9, 2020
| By Vincent Chow
China promotes arbitration, mediation for virus-related business disputes; business resumption requirements clarified by State Council notice; and government offers subsidies to airlines struggling amid epidemic

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                                  A transit worker takes the temperature of a passenger before letting him on to a ferry in Shanghai , China on Thursday 30 January 2020. Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg


China promotes alternative dispute resolution for virus disputes

China has issued a guideline promoting mediation and arbitration for business disputes arising from the disruption to businesses caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The guideline issued by the Ministry of Justice on Mar. 3 instructs judicial and administrative authorities at all levels to prioritize and expedite notarization, authentication and arbitration work relating to epidemic control and work resumption.

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