Lawsuits against Beijing authorities increase
Individuals and companies are filing more lawsuits against government authorities in Beijing. The number more than doubled last year compared to 2013.
Last year, courts in the capital received 21,478 administrative proceedings, Wang Mingda, vice- president of Beijing High People’s Court, said. The figure was a year-onyear increase of 105 percent. By May 8, 349 lawsuits were filed against county and district governments in Beijing, 62 percent more than all of last year.
County governments in the capital lost 30.4 percent of administrative lawsuits brought against them last year, the highest proportion ever. Governments in lawsuits involving business, land resources and information exposure lost often, according to the report.