New Arbitration Rules of Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration

Against the background of “One Belt, One Road” initiative and the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Great Bay Area, after being elevated to be a national free trade zone a few years ago, Henqin Island located in Zhuhai City of Guangdong Province and neighboring Macau was re-labelled as the deeper integration (cooperation) area between Guangdong and Macau days before. To keep up with this political pace, the Zhuhai Court of International Arbitration (ZCIA) now regularly running its business in Henqing Island was established by the Zhuhai Arbitration Commission with the hope that international business people especially those pursuing Sino-Portuguese speaking countries trade could choose Henqin as the seat for their arbitration. In honor of the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, Oct 1st, ZCIA publicized its updated arbitration rules yesterday. However, this time three versions of different languages were provided simultaneously ie Chinese, Portuguese and English, the last of which was translated by myself. For its latest arbitration rules, please see