China's Supreme1 People's Court (SPC) on Sunday launched the International Commercial Expert Committee (ICEC), with a membership of 32 domestic and foreign experts. 中国最高人民法院周日成立国际商事专家委员会，该委员会由32个国内外专家组成。 "The ICEC, which supports the settlement of international commercial disputes through mediation2, arbitration3 and lawsuits4, was set up to enhance international cooperation and facilitate the work of international commercial courts," the SPC said. Coming from different legal systems and jurisdictions5, the first batch6 of committee members includes leaders of international organizations, legal experts and scholars, and experienced judges and lawyers. The SPC established its first two international commercial courts in Shenzhen in Guangdong Province, and Xi'an in Shaanxi Province on June 29. The resumes and photos of the committee members will be published on the international commercial court website in both Chinese and English.