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Research Projects

The following are the research grants received by RCCL members between 2009 and 2019:

RCCL Investigator
(Principal Investigator/
Co-Investigator)

Project Title

Grant Type

Funded Amount

Approval Date

Dr CHEN, Lei
(Core Member)

Comprehensive Analysis on Diversity of Legal Systems in Asia-Pacific Region and Convergence towards Establishment of Rule of Law - Part II

Contract Research

HK$107,965.16

11 Feb-2019

Comprehensive Analysis on Diversity of Legal Systems in Asia-Pacific Region and Convergence towards Establishment of Rule of Law

Contract Research

HK$145,145.00

19-Mar-2018

Private Law Design, Self-governing Organizations and Culture: Assessing Condominium Law Reforms in China

CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS

HK$100,000.00

28-Sep-2017

The Availability of Specific Performance in Chinese Courts: An Empirical Assessment

RGC General Research Fund

HK$420,000.00

01-Jul-2015

Understanding Property Transitions: The Emergence of Rural Land Markets in China

RGC General Research Fund

HK$495,000.00

01-Jul-2014

Assessing Property Relations and Formalizing Condominium Ownership in China

RGC General Research Fund

HK$471,878.00

01-Jul-2012

Law of Mortgage in China - A New Mix?

CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty

HK$84,936.00

17-Mar-2010

Dr DING, Chunyan
(Core Member)

Consumer Citizen Suits Against Food Safety Violations in China RGC General Research Fund HK455,606.00 01-Jul-2019

Lifting the Veil of Mental Suffering Awards in Medical Negligence Cases in China

RGC General Research Fund

HK$366,880.00

01-Jul-2016

The Medical Negligence Law of China After the 2009 Tort Law Reform: Has It Made A Difference?

RGC General Research Fund

HK$313,478.00

01-Jul-2014

Is Mediation a Viable Dose for Medical Negligence Disputes in China? An Empirical Study of Medical Negligence Mediation in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen

Early Career Scheme

HK$415,325.00

01-Jul-2013

Negligence Mediation in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen      

Patient Rights Protection in China: Problems and Solutions

CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty

HK$96,358.00

15-Apr-2011

Professor LIN, Feng
(Core Member)

Comparative Study of Judicial and Constitutional Systems under the Principle of “One Country, Two Systems” Donation for Research Projects HK$400,000.00 28-Nov-2019
EU-China Legal and Judicial Cooperation (Call no. EAC/A05/2017) Contract Research HK$180,421.00 27-Feb-2019
Basic Law Research from Comparative Perspective Donation for Research Projects HK$1,54,92.00 19-Feb-2019

A Jurisprudential Analysis of the Operation of the Basic Law in the HKSAR through Three Case Studies

Donations for Research Projects

HK$1,200,000.00

12-Apr-2018

Constitutionality of Demand for Hong Kong Independence - A Comparative and Jurisprudential Study

RGC General Research Fund

HK$277,992.00

01-Jul-2017

The Study of the Implementation of the Hong Kong Basic Law CityU Startup Grant for Professor HK$1,000,000.00 22-Jun-2016

The Roles and Future of Foreign Judges and Domestic Judges: A Comparative Study

CityU New Research Initiatives/Infrastructure Support from Central

HK$200,000.00

28-Jan-2016

Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Law and Policy for Minority Peoples in China's Autonomous Areas - An Empirical and Comparative Study

RGC General Research Fund

HK$578,418.00

01-Jul-2014

Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Law and Policy for Minority Peoples in China's Autonomous Regions - An Empirical and Comparative Study

CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS

HK$99,310.00

04-Oct-2013

An Empirical Study of Administrative Tribunal System in Hong Kong - Its History and Present Status

CityU Strategic Research Grant

HK$177,810.00

24-Apr-2012

A Study of the Central-Local Relationship between the Central Government and the Ethnic Minority Autonomous Regions - How Should It be Reformed?

CityU Strategic Research Grant

HK$160,000.00

29-Apr-2010

Dr LIN, Lauren Yu-Hsin
(Core Member)

The Politics of Corporate Governance in Chinese Firms RGC General Research Fund HK$720,415.00 01-Jul-2019

Corporate Governance of Controlled Firms: An Empirical Study of Company Constitutions in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

RGC General Research Fund

HK$637,330.00

01-Jul-2017

Hostile Takeovers and Anti-Takeover Measures in China

CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty

HK$199,142.00

22-Jun-2016

Dr WANG, Shucheng Peter
(Core Member)

Restrictive Right to Religious Freedom of Protestant House Churches in China RGC General Research Fund HK$696,922.00 01-Jul-2019
Research Project on the Implementation of the Hong Kong Basic Law: Chinese and Comparative Constitutional Law Perspectives Donation for Research Projects HK$2,135,000.00 12-Apr-2018

The Effectiveness of Judicial Interpretations of the Supreme People’s Court in China: An Empirical Approach

RGC General Research Fund

HK$340,000.00

16-May-2017

The Study of the Implementation of the Hong Kong Basic Law CityU Startup Grant for Professor HK$1,000,000.00 22-Jun-2016

The Binding Force of Guiding Cases in China: A Comparative and Empirical Study

Early Career Scheme

HK$412,000.00

01-Jul-2015

The Legislative Role of the Supreme People's Court in Reform China

CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS

HK$100,000.00

03-Oct-2014

Guiding Cases and Case Law System in China: An Empirical and Comparative Approach

CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty

HK$144,000.00

16-Sep-2014

Discovery and Assessment of the Clinical Legal Studies of Chinese and Comparative Law through a Student-centered Approach in Hong Kong

CityU Teaching Start-up Grant

HK$100,000.00

22-Oct-2013

Dr CHAN, Chi Hin Peter
(Associate Member)

Protecting Employees from Unfair Dismissal in Chinese Courts: An Empirical Study on Serious Breach Dismissal Cases RGC General Research Fund HK$424,000.00 01-Jul-2019

Judicial Reform in Contemporary China: Proceduralist and Empirical Perspectives

CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty

HK$189,995.00

28-Jun-2018

Gender Inequality in Chinese Courts: the Case of Married-Out Women and Their Rural Land Rights

Early Career Scheme

HK$458,000.00

01-Jul-2017

Dr DEVA, Surya
(Associate Member)

Relevance of the Basic Structure Doctrine to the Basic Law

Donations for Research Projects

HK$415,000.00

12-Apr-2018

Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART)

Contract Research

HK$376,770.00

03-Feb-2016

Dr GUAN, Wenwei
(Associate Member)

A Preliminary Study of the Development of Copyright Exceptions in Hong Kong's Copyright Amendments

CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS

HK$100,000.00

01-Sep-2017

IP-competition Dynamics in China's Anti-monopoly Law Enforcement: A Preliminary Study on Damages from Anticompetitive IPR Abuse

CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS

HK$100,000.00

28-Sep-2016

Copyright & Free Speech in Web 2.0 Era: Hong Kong & Taiwan’s Parody Copyright Exception and Beyond

Research Grant funded from other External Sources

HK$311,540.00

02-Jun-2016

IP-Competition Dynamics and China's New Rules on Prohibiting IPRs Abuse: A Preliminary Study on IPRs Abuse

CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS

HK$100,000.00

08-Oct-2015

A Study on Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Free Trade Cooperation by reference to the Development in China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone School Strategic Research Grant HK$197,730.00 14-Oct-2014

A Law-economics Study on the Antitrust Enforcement Implications of Vertical Restraints in Automobiles Franchising

CityU Seed Grant

HK$100,000.00

20-Mar-2013

A Law-Economics Study on the Intellectual Property and Competition Dynamics

CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS

HK$176,728.00

08-Oct-2010

Commutative Justice vs. Distributive Justice: A Comparative Study of Civil Justice Reform in Hong Kong and the Mainland

CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty

HK$100,000.00

21-Jul-2010

Dr HE, Tianxiang
(Associate Member)

Copyright, Freedom of Speech, and Open Innovation: Reassessing the User Generated Content Issue in China and Hong Kong

CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS

HK$100,000.00

1-Sep-2018

Civil Engagement and Statutory Copyright Exceptions in China and Hong Kong: A Comparative Analysis

CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty

HK$195,650.00

21-Aug-2017

Dr PASCOE, Daniel
(Associate Member)

Idiosyncratic Voting in the UNGA Death Penalty Moratorium Resolutions

City University of Hong Kong, School of Law School Matching Fund (2019-2020)

HK$114,892.00

10-May-2018

Sentencing in Jakarta's District Courts: Evidence of a Changing Legal Culure? / Is China Exporting the Suspended Death Sentence to Southeast Asia?

School Strategic Research Grant

HK$99,723.00

24-Apr-2018

An Evidence-Based Approach to the Criminal Law Syllabus in Hong Kong

CityU Teaching Development Grant

HK$131,859.00

16-May-2018

New Comparative and Empirical Approaches to Clemency

Early Career Scheme

HK$417,770.00

01-Jul-2017

Investigating Clemency in Southeast Asian Death Penalty Cases 1975-2015

CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty

HK$200,000.00

09-Mar-2015

Dr QU, Zhen Charles
(Associate Member)

The Decision Making on Corporate Guarantee Cases in Chinese Courts

RGC General Research Fund

HK$1,111,350.00

01-Jul-17

Towards an efficient corporate guarantee contracting regime: a case for China

School Strategic Research Grant

HK$99,905.95

29-Jun-2016

Schemes of Arrangement: Towards More Practical Rules for Managing Creditor Scheme

RGC General Research Fund

HK$346,250.00

01-Jul-2015

Professor ZHU, Guobin
(Associate Member)

Research Project on the Implementation of the Hong Kong Basic Law: Chinese and Comparative Constitutional Law Perspectives

Donations for Research Projects

HK$2,135,000.00

12-Apr-2018

關於進一步落實行政長官的職權問題

Contract Research

HK$125,000.00

01-Aug-2016

The Study of the Implementation of the Hong Kong Basic Law

CityU Startup Grant for Professor

HK$1,000,000.00

22-Jun-2016

Separation of Powers or Executive-led Government: Defining it from Judicial and Historical Perspectives

School Strategic Research Grant

HK$99,574.56

17-Dec-2015