China Daily (Hong Kong)
Surge in applications for online mediation
Nearly 5.2 million disputes were resolved on China’s online mediation platform last year, with a success rate of 65 percent, saving more people the bother of going to court, the Supreme People’s Court said. Mediation applications have surged since the service was launched in early 2018, the top court said. The country’s 3,502 courts have all opened mediation services on the platform, and 32,937 mediation organizations have moved in, bringing the number of online mediators to 165,333, senior court official Qian Xiaochen said.