Judicialexchanges and cooperation are expected to promote the China-US relationship,according to a meeting between China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) and theNational Committee on United States-China Relations on Dec 5.

Zhou Qiang, chief justice and president of the SPC, welcomed aUS judicial delegation led by Stephen A. Orlins, president of the NationalCommittee on United States-China Relations, at the SPC.

At the meeting, Zhou said the committee has been working onpromoting China-US relations and the delegation's visit will definitely bepositive for both countries.

China's rule of law and judicial work of courts at variouslevels was outlined at the meeting.

Zhou said Chinese courts are focusing on deepening judicialreform, constructing Internet courts and building professional teams to improvethe modern judicial system and enhance judges' capacity.

He added that China’s courts are making efforts in legalprotection of human rights and that intellectual property rights protection ishighly valued as it contributes to a sound and fair business climate.

Zhou also expressed his willingness to increase exchange andcooperation between the SPC and the National Committee on United States-ChinaRelations to push forward relation between the two countries.

Orlins said he was impressed by China courts' efforts ininformatization and judicial transparency and he hopes the two sides'cooperation will play a role in promoting China-US relations.

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