China to allow Taiwanese law firms greater access to mainland

April 28, 2011 China has announced that it will allow Taiwanese law firms greater access to the mainland, under an economic cooperation framework agreement. The Chinese authorities are set to expand a trial program allowing law firms based in Taiwan to provide legal services in two designated cities in Fujian Province.

The director of the Department of Guidance of the Work of Lawyers and Public Notaries, Du Chun, said that the cooperation between law firms and lawyers from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait will not only improve services to people and enterprises but also help establish world-class law firms.

From 2008 to 2010, a total of 1,583 people from Taiwan sat the judicial qualification exam in Mainland China, with 140 candidates passing the exam to earn the necessary credentials to practice law in China.

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