China Laws and Regulations Update in June 2022
1. Opinions on Improvement of Block Chain Applications in the Judicial Fields
Promulgated by Supreme People’s Court
Promulgation date: 25 May 2022
Document number: LI16
Opinions consists of seven parts and 32 articles, clarifying overall requirements for blockchain application in the judicial field and requirements for the establishment of the blockchain platforms of the poeple’s courts, charting courses for four typical application scenarios where blockchain technology facilitates the enhancement of judicial credibility and etc., and specifying measures to guarantee the blockchain application. The Opinions mainly hasthe following features. First, it proposes establishing a judicial blockchain alliance featuring interconnectivity and mutual sharing. Second, it clarifies requirements for the establishment of the blockchain platforms of the people’s courts. Third, it proposes the application of data tamper-proof blockchain technology to enhance judicial credibility. Fourth, it proposes using blockchain to improve business procedures and judicial efficiency. Fifth, it proposes interconnecting blockchains to enhance judicial coordination. Sixth, it proposes using mutual trust of the blockchain alliance for economic and social governance.