Civil Procedure Flow Chart Available

Below is a link to a civil procedure flow chart which I hope will help foreign lawyers better understand China’s Civil Procedure Law. There are Chinese websites  that have also posted flow charts for Civil Procedure Law (CPL) milestones that Chinese readers may wish to consult.

I am particularly interested in highlighting areas where foreigners should be concerned because their impact may be poorly understood, such as rules or average time frames regarding service of process or length of time that a trial might take if there is a foreign element.

If readers have any suggestions on how this chart can be improved please post here or email to me at

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