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Top court vows to continue fight against defaulters

Updated: 2016-10-19 11:02
By CAO YIN (chinadaily.com.cn)

China's top court vowed on Tuesday to continue its fight against those who fail to comply with court orders and deliberately default on court fines.

The announcement marked the first time that the Supreme People's Court has used a live online broadcast to talk about their work reigning in defaulters and debtors — promising to alleviate the problem within three years.

The top court said Chinese courts at all levels had taken several measures to retrieve money from defaulters, including sharing a blacklist of their names with financial institutions.

The blacklist can help a court find and freeze a defaulter's assets while awaiting payment, the court said.

In January, a memorandum was signed with 44 government departments and public organizations to impose restrictions on defaulters.

As of September, information on nearly 5 million defaulters had been disclosed in this way, according to the court's statistics — with many barred from buying rail and flight tickets.

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