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The OpenAI drama made my preplanned talk on AI legal tools delivered last Friday to a delegation of Chinese lawyers visiting Washington D.C. unexpectedly timely. The firing and re-hiring of CEO Sam Altman inspired in-depth discussions of opportunities and concerns related to these tools. In the case of China, the Chinese leadership may come to the conclusion that the opportunities presented by these tools outweigh the concerns and move to take steps that can directly help develop more reliable AI legal tools and indirectly bring about effective legal reforms in the country.
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The Supreme People’s Court has established an impressive framework to facilitate the use of Guiding Cases but has not given clear guidance on how to handle inconsistent applications of a Guiding Case by Chinese courts. In this article, the authors analyze the inconsistent applications of Guiding Case No. 60 by several important courts in China, discuss potential problems associated with such inconsistency, and propose solutions to these problems.
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This issue of SinoExpress™, a monthly newsletter of SINOTALKS®, covers why California is well-placed to reap benefits brought by the Biden-Xi meeting, how the Metaverse brings China and Meta closer, what challenges the Panama and Suez Canals present to trade, and Singapore’s insights about Asia.
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In his speech delivered at the recent Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Chinese President XI Jinping emphasized the need to “keep in mind the people’s expectations”. He also announced eight actions that China will take to support the “high-quality” development of the Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”). What expectations do people in BRI partner countries have for the initiative? Do the eight actions announced by China have the potential to align well with these expectations?
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This issue of SinoExpress™, a monthly newsletter of SINOTALKS®, covers China’s preparation for global conflicts, the launch of 5.5G networks in the Middle East, a new poll in Taiwan, and the impact of panda diplomacy on strengthening China’s relations with South Korea and Japan.
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How courts in China handle cases involving struggling real estate developers will affect foreign investors’ confidence in the entire Chinese market. The Supreme People’s Court recently highlighted the enforcement of a series of cases involving a real estate developer. These cases provide indications illuminating how courts in China are expected to follow suit to achieve “good political, social, and legal effects”.
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This issue of SinoExpress™, a monthly newsletter of SINOTALKS®, covers China’s new Foreign State Immunity Law, the Global South’s technological initiatives, and China’s relations with Brazil and Central American Countries.