Abstract：The P. R. C Civil Procedure Law has empowered the courts to collect necessary evidence in case hearing,which has created a broad scope for the court's authority to conduct investigation and collect evidence ．However,such authority has been severely reduced in the process of civil judicial reform, which has led to the result that the courts authority to collect evidence is much weaker than that of the continental law countries, such as Ger-many and France. The fundamental aim of the civil procedure law system of each country, including China, is torealize substantial justice through finding the truth, and excessively reducing the courts' authority to conduct in-vestigation and collect evidence has hindered the realization of the substantial justice and caused multi-aspect neg-ative effects ．Consequently, we should review the past reform and establish a reasonable fact-finding systemthrough properly expanding the courts' authority to conduct investigation and collect evidence.
李浩. 回归民事诉讼法——法院依职权调查取证的再改革[J]. 法学家, 2011, 0(3): 113-129.
LI Hao. The Regression of Civil Procedure Law：From the Perspective of Re-reform of Court’sAuthority to Conduct Investigation and Collect Evidence. , 2011, 0(3): 113-129.