Re­form raises qual­ity of court pro­ceed­ings

In the past five years, the na­tion’s ju­di­cial sys­tem has been over­hauled to pro­vide a more ef­fi­cient and re­spon­sive ser­vice, as re­ports.

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Since 2012, when the top lead­er­ship spoke of the need to im­prove the na­tion’s courts, a num­ber of mea­sures have been taken to uphold the rule of law and im­prove the qual­ity of hear­ings.

For ex­am­ple, spe­cial courts have been es­tab­lished in Bei­jing, Shang­hai and Guang­dong prov­ince to hear the ris­ing num­ber of dis­putes in­volv­ing in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty rights, while pro­ceed­ings have been im­proved and speeded up by the sim­pli­fi­ca­tion of many court pro­ce­dures and the in­tro­duc­tion of tech­nol­ogy.

Now, lit­i­gants can file law­suits on­line, and the court must pro­vide feed­back and a de­ci­sion on whether the case will be ac­cepted within a day of the ap­pli­ca­tion be­ing sub-

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