Supreme People's Court and ministry target defaulters who ignore rulings

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated : 2018-03-19

The Supreme People's Court and the Ministry of Civil Affairs have set up an online system that will share information, such as income, that will make it more difficult for convicted defaulters to defy court rulings, the top court said on March 19.

Litigants' family information registered with civil affairs authorities, such as marital status and family monthly income, will be shared with the top court via the system, aiming to help the highest judicial chamber to push defaulters to obey rulings, according to a statement of the top court.

The move is also a new step by the top court to contribute to building the social credit system as well as upholding justice, it added.

The top court established a website in 2013 to try to ensure defaulters obeyed rulings by disclosing their information, including names and identity card numbers, and so far information regarding 9.96 million defaulters is publically accessible, the judicial authority said.

In addition, defaulters who defy court rulings will face restrictions on their daily lives. For example, defaulters are barred from buying flight or rail tickets.

The top court has stopped 10.15 million flight trips and 3.91 million rail trips, it added.