The Supreme People’s Court has released the Provisions on the Online Issuance of Judgment Documents by People’s Courts (the "Provisions"), which shall take effect as of 1 January 2014.

The Provisions ensure the comprehensiveness of judgment documents released online by people’s courts. Under Article 4 of the Provisions, the people’s courts shall release online their effective judgment documents except in four circumstances, including: (1) those involving the State’s secrets and personal privacy; (2) those involving the illegal conduct and crimes of minors; (3) those being settled by way of mediation; (4) others that are unsuitable to be released online.