In the context of a partnership that has existed since 2016, a delegation of ten judges from Hamburg visited the Chinese provinces Heilongjiang and Liaoning. At the centre of this visit were discussions and workshops with Chinese colleagues from the Higher, Intermediate, and Basic People’s Courts of both provinces. The theme of the Hamburg delegation’s exchange was interim legal protection in civil law, competition law and ship arrest. The discussion con-centrated on three aspects: special legal protection in domestic violence, employment protec-tion law, and procedural law requirements in the case of legal protection in competition law – as well as on requirements in ship arrest. .
The delegation began its trip in the Heilongjiang province. On the first morning, they visited the Higher People’s Court in the provincial capital Harbin. In the subsequent workshop, the partici-pants discussed interim legal protection in civil law, in particular in cases of domestic violence. That afternoon, a far-reaching discussion was held on the topic, with a particular focus on practical cases. The next day, the delegation visited the Intermediate People’s Court of the city of Harbin, where a workshop took place on equality for handicapped people. The delegation then visited the Disabled Association of the province Heilongjiang in the afternoon, where they were given detailed insight into the current situation of disabilities in China.
The judges’ delegation from Hamburg spent the last three days in Liaoning province. On arrival in Shenyang, the delegation visited a main hearing in civil law at a branch of a Basic People’s Court. Following this, German and Chinese judges discussed the differences between the civil procedures in both countries. On the next two days there took place exchanges at the Higher People’s Court of Liaoning province on the issue of interim legal protection in competition law and at the Maritime Court of the city of Dalian on the issue of interim legal protection in the case of ship arrests.
During their numerous court visits in both provinces, the German guests were able to gain an overview of the current situation of interim legal protection in the Chinese judicial system.