Emirati group DP World filed a lawsuit against China Merchants Port Holdings in the High Court of Hong Kong.
In late January 2018, China announced the forthcoming creation of commercial courts dedicated to the “Belt and Road” initiative by the Supreme Court. This new judicial institution would consist of three courts. The headquarters would be located in Beijing. Court in Xian would settle commercial disputes over the new Continental Silk Roads; and in Shenzhen, the court would focus on the various issues related to the sea routes.