Pilot reform of the trial-level system
A proposal on a pilot reform of the trial-level system was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress for deliberation on Tuesday.
It proposes authorizing the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) to launch a pilot reform of the trial-level system within the SPC and the people’s courts in 12 provincial-level regions, including Beijing and Tianjin.
China has four levels of general courts: primary people’s courts, intermediate people’s courts, high people’s courts and the SPC. The trial-level system pertains to the procedural arrangements for the jurisdiction of each level of court in handling litigation.
News from: Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China.