Guangdong officials spearheaded new processes of the legal system in the second half of 2014.
The Guangzhou Court of Intellectual Property was established in Luogang District on December 26th, 2014. Almost 30 percent of cases regarding intellectual property infringement were heard in this court. However, judiciaries in this court are less than one tenth of judiciaries in China.
Some judiciaries in the Pearl River Delta heard over 300 cases last year such as the Court of Intellectual Property which has prompted Guangdong lawmakers to call for new breakthroughs in legislative construction.
After its Fourth Plenary Session, Guangdong officials published a series of measures to promote judiciary reform. A new plan regarding the operational mechanisms of judicial authorities such as presiding judges and collegial panels was presented to lawmakers and may improve judicial accountability in Guangdong.
In Guangdong, the operational mechanism of judicial authorities and creative human resources management were two innovations in judiciary reform in 2014These top-down measures tackle problems concerning judicial practices from the source.
Foshan officials published a series of lists, to define the power boundaries of government officials. In 2014, the government further published the District-based List of Administrative Authority of Nanhai District, which detailed these boundaries.
Guangdong officials also published the Suggestion of Further Strengthen the Supervision and Management of Normative Documents from Administrative Organ in July, 2014.
In Zhongshan, 1,503 documents were abolished after the release of the suggestion. More than 300 documents were amended and 1,173 documents were saved by the government before December 25th, 2014.