SPC vice head meets with S. African Parliament official

By Jiang Xingguang (english.court.gov.cn) Updated : 2017-10-11

The vice head of China’s top court met with Francois Beukman, chairman of the Portfolio Committee on Police of the South African Parliament in Beijing on Oct 10.

Li Shaoping, vice president of the Supreme People's Court, said the relationship between China and South Africa is developing fast in a comprehensive way. Close communication and cooperation under the BRICS framework has yielded fruitful results.

Over the past few years, exchanges in the judicial sector have been frequent, said Li, adding that Beukman’s visit will surely promote judicial cooperation between the two countries.

Li introduced China’s progress in implementing the rule of law and enforcing judicial reform, saying that courts of various levels in China are working hard to achieve the goal of “letting the people feel fairness and justice in every single case”.

Courts in China are breaking bottlenecks to build a fair and highly-efficient socialist judicial system, according to Li.

Smart courts around the country are promoting inter-connectivity and data sharing to increase trial quality and public benefit.

China’s first internet court was set up in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on August 18 to explore positive new trial procedures.

China’s courts are deepening judicial openness - setting up platforms to give the public free access to trial processes, judgment documents, and enforcement information - to build an open, dynamic, transparent and people-oriented judicial mechanism, he added.

Li said China has a long tradition of learning from the experience of other countries and hoped that China and South Africa will learn from each other to make new contributions to the judicial sector.

Beukman echoed Li, expressing his wishes for more endeavor in promoting judicial relations between the two countries.