Date
18 October 2017

Foreigners who disobey debt rulings can’t leave, paper says

Foreigners who fail to comply with court rulings face being banned from leaving China, China Daily reported Wednesday. In addition, information about them will be publicized online. On Tuesday, the Supreme People’s Court, the country’s top court, published a blacklist of 31,259 people who have refused to make court-ordered payments and failed to comply with rulings. Five of them are foreigners, the report said. The five are involved in disputes over debts in Beijing and in Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces. The restriction also targets dishonest Chinese residents and foreign companies operating in the country, Liu Guixiang, director of the court’s implementation department was quoted as saying. China has bilateral agreements on civil and commercial judgments with countries such as Russia but has reached few of these accords with other governments because of different legal systems, the report said.

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