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Judicial Sale of Arrested Vessels: The Suitability of Taobao As a Platform for a Singapore Judicial Sale

Eugene Cheng Jiankai

(2019) 31 SAcLJ 72

In 2017, a Singapore registered vessel was arrested and sold by the Chinese courts on a well-known online shopping website, Taobao. There is a growing trend by the Chinese courts for arrested ships to be sold on Taobao. What are the drawbacks of a judicial sale on Taobao and should the Singapore courts follow the Chinese courts’ use of Taobao as a platform for judicial sales?