Zhou Qiang urges closer China-ASEAN ties via judicial cooperation
Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court (SPC) of China, called for more practical judicial cooperation between China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and providing strong judicial support for the implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the Third China-ASEAN Justice Forum, which was held on July 20 in Nanning, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.
Zhou said the forum will play a significant role in jointly exploring new paths for judicial cooperation and new models of legal services between China and ASEAN countries.
He said all sides need to adopt equal protection in accordance with the law, follow the concept of sustainable development, respond to the needs of sci-tech development, pursue extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, uphold true multilateralism and jointly build a prosperous, green, digital, open and peaceful Silk Road.
He also called for strengthening judicial exchanges, improving mechanisms and expanding achievements so as to contribute to the building of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and maintain peace, stability, prosperity and development of the region and the world at large.