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Program expanded on enforcement

Updated: 2013-07-20 00:58
By Zhang Yan ( China Daily)

The top court will ask 14 local courts to set up enforcement command centers to help deal with emergencies and mass incidents during the implementation of rulings.

According to a draft notice by the Supreme People's Court, the courts selected to join the pilot program will be in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Ningxia, Liaoning and Yunnan.

The move comes after the SPC chose courts in Guangdong province and the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region to pioneer the practice last year, which will be eventually promoted nationwide.

"With the enforcement command centers, we will be able to have a rapid response and deploy court police during emergencies," said Liu Guixiang, director of the implementation bureau of the SPC.

Defendants sometimes resort to violence after court rulings and in some cases court police officers are attacked, Liu said.

In January 2012, Chen Youquan, a 40-year-old male defendant, and several of his family members attacked and injured court police when Chen was asked to comply with a court ruling and repay his debts in Shangyu, Zhejiang province.

Local police officers rushed to the scene, and after three hours' of mediation, the court police officers were rescued.

Chen and his family members were either fined or detained.

Chi Yan, a judge from the implementation bureau of the SPC, said that command centers can help with intelligence sharing with other authorities and financial supervisors.

"If they are found to have a poor credit record and are included in a blacklist, local authorities and financial supervisors will strictly limit their business activities and market access, including governmental purchases and bidding, administrative approvals and bank loans," she added.

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