China opens ‘cyber-court’ for online disputes

China opens ‘cyber-court’ for online disputes

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In the Chinese cyber-court, only cases handled related to internet commerce and other online business.

That writes the China Law Blog. The court can, of affairs around online shopping and infringement of trade mark from beginning to end handle.

Cases are filed electronically. The court is located in the city of Hangzhou, but subjects the matter online through a special account. The data is encrypted so that others cannot see.

To a case, identifies the plaintiff itself through a payment service or by location of an id card. Before it actually until a case comes, is first mediated via the internet, telephone, or video conference.

According to the website of the cyber-court may order an indictment within five minutes to be submitted. If benefits is the savings on cost and time.

Internet shops

The court is located in Hangzhou, where many e-commerce companies are located. According to the Chinese law, lawsuits against businesses are handled in the city where the company is registered.

The recent years saw the courts located in Hangzhou, the number of affairs around online shopping considerably increase, of six hundred in 2013 to ten thousand in 2016.

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