China to strengthen work on administrative adjudication

The general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council have jointly released a circular on improving the system of administrative adjudication and strengthening related work.

According to the circular, administrative adjudication refers to the act of administrative organs which adjudicate the civil disputes that are closely related to administration.

With higher efficiency, lower costs and easier procedures, administrative adjudication can help facilitate quicker solutions to disputes, and serve as an important method to handle civil disputes, the circular reads.

More efforts should be made to improve the administrative adjudication of disputes in areas such as the ownership of natural resources, infringement of intellectual property rights and government procurement, according to the circular.

It asks for more application of modern information technology in administrative adjudication, as well as further legislation to regulate the system of administrative adjudication.

The circular also calls for better mediation work in administrative adjudication, suggesting the establishment of one-stop service platforms in fields that see more civil disputes, to reduce people’s burdens when protecting their rights.

Moreover, the circular calls on local authorities to improve the ranks of those engaging in administrative adjudication, with more supervision, examination and guidance from superior administrative organs over their subordinates in terms of the work.

The Ministry of Justice should also strengthen its coordination and supervision of the work in administrative adjudication, organize evaluations of the implementation of the circular, and provide timely suggestions, according to the circular.

(Source: Xinhua)