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The Enforcement of Commercial Judgments in China
The enforcement of commercial judgments in China has long been regarded as notoriously difficult. Recent studies, however, show that enforcement has significantly improved in urban areas, but remains a problem in rural areas.
To address the problems, adequate funding should be provided for rural courts. Alongside this, the authorities should develop reforms that suit local circumstances, rather than simply relying on reforms that have worked in more economically developed urban areas. More generally, China should establish a credit evaluation system to facilitate the development of social trust.