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Head of Beijing Internet Court on progress in China’s internet-related trials

english.bjinternetcourt.gov.cn | Updated: 2020-06-26

     

Zhang Wen, president of the Beijing Internet Court, was invited to an online forum themed on the Civil Code and cultural media industry held on June 20.

The forum was hosted by the Communication University of China and the institute of civil law of the China Law Society.

The internet-related civil cases tried by the internet court are focused on the forefront of cultural communication, and reflecting the contemporary features of the Civil Code, said Zhang in her opening speech for the forum.

After hearing more than 60,000 internet-related cases in the past year or more, judges of the court have developed distinctive theories and models for trying internet-related cases, said Zhang.

She said that currently the social elements on the internet and the development of the internet are diversified and vibrant, providing many opportunities for the court’s judicial practices and helping it generate rich judicial examples so as to continuously strengthen the influence of the rules for China’s internet trials.

The court will stick to the people-centered philosophy and the principle of forming rules through judgments and using them to improve governance, properly handle the relationship between human beings with society, technologies and nature with judicial trials, and contribute to cyberspace governance, said Zhang.

She added that the court will continue to promote modernization of China’s cyberspace governance system and capabilities so as to build a healthy and ordered cyberspace.