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China opens second circuit court

Updated: 2015-01-31 15:57

SHENYANG - The Second Circuit Court of China's Supreme People's Court (SPC) was inaugurated Saturday in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province in the country's northeast.

According to the SPC, the court will mainly handle major administrative, civil and commercial cases that will be heard by the SPC in the northeastern provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang.

The First Circuit Court of SPC, covering the provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was inaugurated in Shenzhen, Guangdong Wednesday.

The establishment of the circuit courts are part of a reorganization designed to better allocate workloads across the country's court system. Both courts will start to take cases from Sunday.

The circuit courts are adjudicatory organs designated by the SPC and their judgements, orders and decisions equal those of the SPC.

All judges working in the circuit courts will be selected and sent by the SPC.

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