China to expand online, cross-regional case filing

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China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) has pledged to push forward full coverage of online case filing services this year to better enable cross-regional case filing.

At a symposium held on Wednesday and Thursday in Nanchang, the SPC announced the plan and set a goal for all courts in the Yangtze River Delta to be able to accept cases under other courts' jurisdictions in the entire region and across provincial-level regions this year.

Currently, 84 percent of Chinese courts support online case filing, with over 2.4 million cases filed online in 2018, said the SPC.

Meanwhile, 32 percent of courts accept cross-jurisdiction case filing within their provincial-level regions, with more than 120,000 cross-jurisdiction cases filed in 2018.

By advancing cross-regional case filing reform, the SPC will also explore new possibilities in cross-regional litigation services, such as remote handling of litigation affairs.

It will make better use of information technology in litigation services, and build a whole-process big data-based platform.

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