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.
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-