Renmin Chinese Law Review
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Renmin Chinese Law Review

Selected Papers of The Jurist (法学家), Volume 1

Edited by Jichun Shi

Renmin Chinese Law Review, Vol. 1 is the first work in a series of annual volumes on contemporary Chinese law, which bring together the work of recognised scholars from China, offering a window on current legal research in China.
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Chapter 13: Jurisdictional error as a cause for retrial should not be removed

Selected Papers of The Jurist (法学家), Volume 1

Tang Weijian


The amendment of the Civil Procedure Law, passed in October, 2007, lists ‘jurisdictional error’ as one of the causes for retrial (Article 179, Section 1, Item 7), a move of pioneering significance not only in Civil Procedure Law history in China, but also rare in other countries. The author holds that this provision marks great progress in China’s legislature, deserving of full recognition, and that it should be kept in the future. In the meantime, we shall conduct more research on the application of the provision.

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