China Judicial Transparency Index Report (2016)

Based on Disclosure of Information on Court Websites
  • Lin LiEmail author
  • He Tian
  • Yanbin Lv
Part of the Research Series on the Chinese Dream and China’s Development Path book series (RSCDCDP)


The evaluation results of China Judicial Transparency Index for 2016 shows that judicial openness in China has reached a new stage in an era of building version 3.0 of People’s Court Informatization System (v3.0). The intensified disclosure of information is taking shape, the judgment documents are being shared nationwide, the public can get a closer look at court trials, the transparency in judicial reform is improving and the disclosure of judicial statistics is being given greater attention. Looking forward, there remains much room for improvement in the construction of “under sunshine” courts to accommodate the requirements for the construction of smart courts, such as enhancing the adhesion between the informatization and judicial openness, implementing the reversed disclosure of judgment documents, improving the enforcement information disclosure platforms, strengthening data docking and jointly establishing the social credit system.


Judicial openness Judicial transparency Rule of law index Big data Court informatization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of LawChinese Academy of Social SciencesBeijingChina

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