Dec 18, 2013 04:33 PM

How the Judicial System Can Make Its Case

The recent third plenum of the Communist Party's 18th Central Committee gave new impetus to promoting judicial openness and a broader reform of the judicial system. But how can this be achieved? One answer would be by making justice more transparent through the Internet.

In recent years, in order to guarantee open trials, all levels of the court system have established a set of measures such as trial observers, press releases and public communication systems. But modern technology presents a very real alternative to such conventional methods for oversight. Through live streaming of trials and online postings of sentencing documents, the public can be informed of every move without going to court in person.

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