The Supreme People's Court released the Provisions on Several Issues Concerning the Trial of Cases by Cyberspace Courts (Fa Shi (2018) No.16, hereinafter referred to as the “Provisions”) on September 6, 2018, which set out a series of regulations on the jurisdiction of cyberspace courts, outline the appeals process, and enhance the litigation platform, identity authentication, case acceptance, defense, evidence submission, courtroom trials, services, signatures and archives for online litigation. The Provisions play an important role in guaranteeing the handling of cases under the law by cyberspace courts, facilitating the lawful participation in litigation by interested parties, and regulating cyberspace according to the law.
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