Beijing court applies technology to save time

Updated: 2014-03-18 16:03


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A court in Beijing is applying digital technology, including quick response codes, to trial records, in an aim to save judicial resources and the time of litigants.

Residents with lawsuits filed with the court in the capital's Yanqing district can now view their charge documents after scanning a quick response code on a smartphone, according to a statement issued by the court.

In the past, litigants had to copy the documents by hand, which was a waste of time and paper, the court said.

The court designed the quick response codes and put them on its official website late last year, in a move to offer convenience to people involved in disputes, the statement said.

It is the first time Beijing courts have used quick response codes to improve judicial transparency, the statement said, adding that the court will extend the codes to include case hearings and verdict implementation.

"We want our residents to know court information and what process their case is at via their mobile phones in a short time," said Song Yao, an officer at the court.