On April 25, 2011, the Supreme People's Court of China issued a judicial interpretation (a form of draft regulation) entitled "Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on Several Issues Concerning the Application of Law in Hearing Monopoly Civil Cases."

The draft declares that natural persons (including consumers) as well as organizations can be plaintiffs in stand-alone private antitrust suits even if an antimonopoly agency does not establish an infringement.  It also clarifies procedural issues specific to civil proceedings instituted under the Antimonopoly Law of the PRC (the AML), including the burden and standard of proof, matters of territorial jurisdiction, multi-claimant litigation and case consolidation, the statute of limitations and the relationship between administrative and judicial enforcement processes.