( Min Ta Zi No. 29 October 2, 1995)
The High People's Court of Beijing Municipality:
We hereby acknowledge the receipt of your Request for Instructions Jing Gao Fa (1994) No. 154 on Whether a Party of Foreign Nationality to a Copyright Controversy over Computer Software Shall Commission a Chinese Lawyer for His Representative Action. Upon review, we conclude that the people's court may examine and investigate the case involving the party of foreign nationality who commissions a lawyer of foreign nationality for his representative action in a capacity of non-lawyer, in accordance with the provision of Item 2 Article 58 of the Civil Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China. If the legal representative commissioned by the party does not have the qualification, the people's court may explain clearly the reason to the party and persuade him to change another one.