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Netizens get a glimpse of country's top court (3)

By Zhao Yinan (China Daily)

10:11, December 05, 2012

Duan said when she was working in a court there were no well-equipped courtrooms and judges had to hear trials in conference rooms.

"Even our nameplates were handwritten," she said. "And at that time the legal system was incomplete. I referred to Party documents instead of laws when giving a verdict."

In order to secure a place in the tour group, Duan said she filled in an online form at Other visitors said they had to answer questions by telephone, such as why the visit was important to them, because competition for a space was heated.

A total of 18 websites accepted applications to take part in the visit from netizens. Successful candidates were required to cover their own travel costs and accommodation in Beijing.

Gan Lin, a postgraduate student majoring in medical science, was chosen by editors at from dozens of applicants.

"She said she wants to become a lawyer specializing in medical disputes after graduation, so I think the exposure to the judicial system is necessary for her future career," said Li Huihe, editor of the website.

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