Source: China State Council Information Office 2
The Beijing Internet Court has held 5,942 online court sessions over its first year.
During a press conference to launch a white paper on juridical application of internet technologies, the court’s vice president, She Guiqing, revealed a number of statistics since the court opened in September 2018.
According to She, the online litigation platform has been visited 41.8 million times, and 18,941 people have registered user accounts. All cases where both parties gave consent to holding court sessions over the internet have held those sessions, and the 5,942 sessions account for 96.05% of all filed cases at the court.
In addition, the online platform has helped each person involved to save 800 yuan per case on average and avoid 16 hours of commute, She said.
More statistics on the internet court were reported in the new white paper. The cases heard by the court involved parties from nearly 200 cities in 23 provinces, four municipalities directly under the central government, and five autonomous regions, and 28.5% of all cases involved parties from Beijing.
The press conference included presentations of internet technologies being applied in four judicial scenarios, such as collecting evidence and producing legal instruments. According to the court officials, the internet court will explore the application of blockchain, big data, and artificial intelligence in executing future cases.
Zhang Wen, president of Beijing Internet Court, said the court can develop better after it learns what kind of internet courts are required in constructing the city and creating a better business environment.