People’s Court of Urban Districts, Rural Districts, Towns, Cities and Equivalent
Duties and Powers
– To hear first-instance cases in accordance with the law.
– To deal with other matters as prescribed by the law.
The People’s Courts of rural districts, urban districts, towns, cities or the equivalent may have criminal, civil, family and juvenile, and administrative Courts. In cases of necessity, the National Assembly Standing Committee may decide to establish other specialized Courts at the proposal of the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court.
Based on this regulation, adjudication requirements and the practices of each Court in rural districts, urban districts, towns, cities and the equivalent, the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court shall decide on the establishment of the specialized Courts.
These Courts may also have an assisting apparatus.