From the first case confirming the admissibility of blockchain evidence in 2018, to the SPC’s online litigation rules in 2021, China is establishing a blockchain evidence rule system step by step.
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China's First National Online Litigation Rules Series-02: Asynchronous Trial and Electronic Evidence
Can cases be heard asynchronously? The answer is “Yes”. Don't miss the rules of asynchronous trial and electronic evidence, the highlights of China's Supreme Court's newly issued “Online Litigation Rules for People’s Courts” (2021).
In June 2021, China's Supreme Court promulgated the "Online Litigation Rules for People's Courts", marking the first nationwide rules that fully integrate online litigation technology into litigation proceedings.
China's Supreme Court's Several Provisions on Providing Online Case-filing Services for Foreign Litigants (2021) provides an Internet platform for foreign parties to file cases with Chinese courts, and streamlines the case-filing procedures.
While applying blockchain to ensure the authenticity of electronic data, Hangzhou Internet Court has been upgrading its evidence rules in reviewing such e-evidence.
Here's a step-by-step guide to accessing China's virtual court proceedings through the app ‘China Mobile Micro Court’.
Litigants living abroad are now able to access China's virtual court proceedings, according to China's Supreme Court's new policy.
The judges of Beijing Internet Court have summarized the interesting oddities they encountered in online trials and shared the stories through comics.
In July 2020, Hangzhou Internet Court established a cross-border trade tribunal, specializing in hearing cross-border e-commerce cases.