Courts to is­sue English ver­sion of ver­dicts

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

An English- lan­guage ver­sion of a web­site op­er­ated by China’s top court will make it eas­ier for for­eign­ers to learn how the coun­try’s courts make judg­ments.

It will also pro­vide them with in­for­ma­tion about re­lated ju­di­cial doc­u­ments.

“We need to in­tro­duce the ver­dict web­site in English, as dis­putes in­volv­ing for­eign lit­i­gants are ris­ing rapidly, and to as­sist in the prepa­ra­tion of re­lated work,” said Li Liang, di­rec­tor of the Trial Man­age­ment Depart­ment at the Supreme Peo­ple’s Court.

Al­though ver­dicts must be writ­ten in Chi­nese to com­ply with the law, “We’d like to pro­vide for­eign­ers with a bet­ter guide in English on the web­site if they need to search for ver­dicts and re­lated ju­di­cial doc­u­ments,” Li said.

Since July 2013, the Chi­nese ver­sion has at­tracted more than 2 bil­lion vis­its, in­clud­ing 500 mil­lion from over­seas, and has pub­lished more than 20 mil­lion ver­dicts, ac­cord­ing to the top court.

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