Zhou Qiang holds virtual meeting with Peruvian counterpart
Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) of China, meets with President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Peru Elvia Barrios Alvarado via video link on June 24, 2022. [Photo/ court.gov.cn]
Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) of China, met with President of the Supreme Court of Justice of Peru Elvia Barrios Alvarado via video link on June 24.
Zhou, also chief justice of China, acknowledged the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Peru, which has become a model of solidarity, cooperation and common development between China and Latin American countries. The two countries have also maintained friendly communications and exchanges in judicial areas, he added.
He introduced the progress of judicial reforms in China, as well as measures taken by Chinese courts in COVID-19 response to secure socioeconomic development. According to him, China has intensified smart court construction, built a one-stop diversified dispute resolution and litigation service system, launched three sets of regulations on online litigation, mediation and operation, and released a directive on strengthening the judicial application of blockchain technology. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, timely measures have been carried out by Chinese courts to impose punishments on epidemic-related crimes in accordance with the law and to efficiently resolve disputes online to secure the safety and well-being of the people.
Zhou expressed willingness to work with the Supreme Court of Justice of Peru in deepening exchanges in such areas as informatization development, judicial openness, personnel training and case studies, in order to contribute to the long term development of the bilateral ties between the two countries.
Barrios lauded China’s achievements in judicial reforms and smart court construction. She spoke about judicial work in Peru and hopes to strengthen judicial exchanges with China, which is significant in reinforcing the bilateral ties between the two countries.
China’s Ambassador to Peru Liang Yu, and Peruvian ambassador to China Luis Quesad attended the meeting.