China Maritime Judicial Transparency Index Report (2016)
In 2016, the Innovation Project Team on the Rule of Law Index of Institute of Law of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences made the fourth evaluation on judicial openness of ten maritime courts. The results indicate that steady progress was made, good practices disseminated, and highlights presented. Maritime courts began to learn from and compete with each other. Meanwhile, some defects identified in previous evaluations were still there. It is crucial that some maritime courts “rushed” updates of their websites. China, to stand as an international maritime judicial center with wide influence, needs to further intensify its judicial openness, improve the quality of disclosure and form a distinctive maritime case reference system.