Establishment of Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court

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Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on the Establishment of Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court

(Adopted at the 33rd Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth National People’s Congress on February 28, 2022)

 

In order to enhance the judicial protection in the financial field, create a sound legal environment for financial activities, and safeguard financial security, it is decided as follows in accordance with the Constitution and the Organic Law of People’s Courts:

1. The Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court shall be established.

The setup of the divisions of the Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court shall be determined by the Supreme People’s Court based on the types and the number of financial cases.

2. The Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court shall have jurisdiction specifically over the following cases:

(1) any first-instance civil or commercial case of financial disputes, which falls under the jurisdiction of an intermediate people’s court within the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle;

(2) any first-instance administrative case involving financial affairs and with a financial regulator as the defendant, which falls under the jurisdiction of an intermediate people’s court within the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle;

(3) any first-instance civil, commercial or administrative case involving the performance of duties by a financial infrastructure operator whose domicile is in the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle and who is the defendant or the third party of the case;

(4) any case of appeal against, or of protest against, or of retrial of a first-instance civil or commercial case of financial disputes or an administrative case involving finanicial affairs, which falls under the jurisdiction of a primary people’s court within the Chengdu-Chongqing economic circle;

(5) any case the judgment of which shall be executed by the Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court pursuant to law; and

(6) any other case that is under the jurisdiction of the Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court as determined by the Supreme People’s Court.

Cases of appeal against first-instance judgments and rulings rendered by the Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court shall be governed by the Higher People’s Court of Chongqing Municipality.

3. The Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court shall be accountable to the standing committee of the Chongqing municipal people’s congress, and shall report its work thereto.

The judicial work of the Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court shall be subject to the supervision of the Supreme People’s Court and the Higher People’s Court of Chongqing Municipality, and shall be subject to the legal supervision of the people’s procuratorate according to law.

4. The appointment and removal of the president of the Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court shall be proposed by the council of chairpersons of the standing committee of the Chongqing municipal people’s congress to the same standing committee for decision.

The appointment and removal of the vice-presidents, members of the judicial committee, chief judges, deputy chief judges, and judges of the Chengdu-Chongqing Financial Court shall be proposed by the president thereof to the standing committee of the Chongqing municipal people’s congress for decision.

5. This Decision shall go into effect as of March 1, 2022.

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