"Article 150 The people's court which originally tried the case shall, within five days after receiving the appeal petition, serve a copy of it on the other party, who shall submit his defence within 15 days from the receipt of such copy."
" The people's court shall, within five days after receiving the defence, serve a copy of it on the appellant. Failure by the other party to submit a defence shall not prevent the case from being tried by the people's court."
"After receiving the appeal petition and the defence, the people's court which originally tried the case shall, within five days, deliver them together with the entire case file and evidence to the people's court of second instance."
"Article 151 With respect to an appealed case, the people's court of second instance shall review the relevant facts and the application of the law."
"Article 152 With respect to a case on appeal, the people's court of second instance shall form a collegial panel to conduct the trial. "