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Internet judicial governance center launched by Beijing Internet Court, BNU Internet Institute

english.bjinternetcourt.gov.cn | Updated: 2019-11-12


The Beijing Internet Court launched a research center on internet judicial governance, joining hands with the Internet Institute of Beijing Normal University (BNU), on Nov 9.


The launch ceremony of a research center on internet judicial governance is held on Nov 9. [Photo/Beijing Internet Court]

The court provides strong judicial guarantees in protecting cyber security, resolving internet-related disputes and advancing in-depth integration of internet and economic society, said Zhou Zuoyu, vice-president of Beijing Normal University at the ceremony.

Zhou added that the research center's establishment, as a joint project of the two sides, not only responds to the need to deepen internet judicial governance in this era but is also a collaborated practice for the construction of a social governance community.


Zhou Zouyu, vice-president of Beijing Normal University, addresses the ceremony. [Photo/Beijing Internet Court]

Building a think tank on internet judicial governance is a significant step, according to Sun Lingling, an official from Beijing High People's Court. On behalf that court she gave three suggestions for the research center regarding internet judicial governance concepts and methods, rules, and talent cultivation.


Sun Lingling from Beijing High People's Court gives suggestions to the research center at the ceremony. [Photo/Beijing Internet Court]

The essence of an internet court is to energize intelligent trials by science and technology, to optimize judicial governance methods and to explore cyberspace governance, to transfer individual case to similar case rules, to extract individual rules into industry rules and to deepen judgment rules into governance rules, according to Zhang Wen, president of the Beijing Internet Court.


Zhang Wen, president of Beijing Internet Court, speaks at the ceremony. [Photo/Beijing Internet Court]

In order to play a bigger role in theoretical and policy innovation in national governance, the research center should apply in-depth investigation and analysis to the development of the status quo and help determine the future direction of internet judicial practices, study the normative approach that is conducive to the ecological growth of internet governance, respond to global trends in this field and help China improve its international voice and rule-making power in the field of cyberspace governance, Zhang said.

A summit forum on internet justice and national governance modernization was held at the same time as the launch ceremony. Experts, judges and representatives of internet enterprises discussed internet justice and modernization of national governance and the function and influence of block chains in internet justice.

The Balance Blockchain of the Beijing Internet Court is among the first blockchain information service projects approved by the Cyberspace Administration of China and has now accessed 25 nodes in all, said She Guiqing, the court's vice-president.