It is exactly a year since China decided to officially invest in the digitalisation of its legal system, by creating cyber-courts in key cities in mainland China. The first cyber-court opened its doors in the city of Hangzhou in August 2017 and the choice of this city to test an «Internet» court was not accidental.

In fact, Hangzhou is the headquarters of several Chinese companies with activities connected to the Internet, among them the famous Alibaba. The company Alibaba alone annually receives about 4 million complaints from customers, the majority of which are left unanswered by the ordinary courts.