The central Chinese government announced that it green-lit the creation of a so-called cyberspace court in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, to address growing internet-related issues.
The online court would cater to disputes associated with internet usage, including shopping, services, loans and copyrights, Baker & McKenzie said Aug. 1. Its jurisdiction is limited to Hangzhou.
Processes, such as the filing of the case and the hearing itself, will be conducted online.
A cyberspace court was also established in Xishan, Yunnan province, in July.