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China expands case information disclosure in 2016

Xinhua, February 17, 2017 Adjust font size:

Information on a total of 108,100 cases was put online by Chinese procuratorates in 2016, an increase of 36.2 percent, the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) said Thursday., a website opened in October 2014, provides a platform for procuratorates at all levels to publish information on cases, usually those of major social influence.

It also enables parties involved in cases to make inquiries online.

Xu Shansong, an SPP official, told a press conference that transparency had improved as the content and audience of information expanded.

In addition to the website, procuratorates use microblogs and Wechat accounts to release information. Wechat is China's top instant messaging app.