China to expand online, cross-regional case filing

(Xinhua )Updated : 2019-06-13

China's Supreme People's Court 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 June 12 and 13 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.

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

Currently, 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.