If the breach of contract by either party causes infringement on the personal or property rights and interests to the other party, the injured party has the right to choose whether to demand that the breaching party bear the liability for breach of contract pursuant to this Law or bear the liability for infringement of rights in accordance with other laws.
The parties may settle contract disputes through consultations or mediation.
If the parties are unwilling to resort to consultation or mediation, or such consultation or mediation fails, the parties may apply to an arbitration institution for arbitration according to the arbitration agreement. The parties to a foreign-related contract may, according to the arbitration agreement, apply to a Chinese arbitration institution or any other arbitration institution for arbitration. If the parties have no arbitration agreement or the arbitration agreement is invalid, they may initiate an action in a people's court. The parties shall implement any legally effective judgment, arbitral award or letter of mediation; execute such orders; in case of a refusal to implement, the other party may apply to a people's court for execution.
The time limit for initiating legal proceedings or applying for arbitration regarding contracts of international sale of goods and contracts on technology import and export shall be four years, calculated from the day on which the party concerned is aware or ought to be aware of the infringement of its rights. The time limit for initiating legal proceedings or applying for arbitration regarding other contracts shall be governed by the provisions of relevant laws.