This includes the construction of a massive high-tech surveillance apparatus and an ambitious effort to challenge US dominance in blockchain, which China could use for everything from issuing digital money to streamlining government services and tracking Communist Party loyalty.
“(Concluding cases) at a faster speed is a kind of justice, because justice delayed is justice denied,” Hangzhou Internet Court Vice President Ni Defeng told AFP.
Ni added that the use of blockchain technology was particularly useful, helping to streamline and create clearer records of the legal process.
Since the Hangzhou court’s establishment, China has set up similar chambers in Beijing and the southern metropolis of Guangzhou.
Together, they have accepted a total of 118,764 cases, and concluded 88,401, the Supreme People’s Court said.
The “mobile court” option on WeChat — China’s leading social-media messaging platform — allows users to complete case filings, hearings, and evidence exchange without physically appearing in court.