eSignatures are widely recognised as legally binding in the world. Learn more about eSignature legality across various countries from this guide.
China has legally recognized eSignatures since 2004 with The PRC Electronic Signature Law. Under this act, eSignatures are viewed as the same level of validity as pen and paper signatures when the appropriate requirements are taken.
The PRC Electronic Signature Law regulates the legality and admissibility of eSignatures.
eSignatures in China are broadly defined as “the data in electronic form contained in and attached to a data message to be used for identifying the identity of the signatory and for showing that the signatory recognizes what is in the message.” The following guidelines must be met for an eSignature to be valid:
In certain cases, when a third party electronic verification is needed, both parties must provide relevant information and documentation.
eSignatures are not recommended for: