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Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law

International Conference on “Chinese law and global development: A past, present and future analysis” (Co-organized by The University of Queensland and CCCL)


On 30 November 2021, The University of Queensland and The Centre for Chinee and Comparative Law (CCCL) of the School of Law of the University of Hong Kong (CityU), jointly organized an international virtual conference entitled “Chinese law and global development: A past, present and future analysis”. Our line-up of 9 international scholars from Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, United States participated in this conference to share cutting-edge research and policy-driven analysis of China’s recent legal development and reform, which have driven the country's rise as an important regional and global power in recent years – particularly in the areas of trade and investment.

It is worth highlighting that the seminar was delivered in two key streams, criminal law, and international/commercial law, to highlight China’s legal landscape and effects on areas such as criminal justice, constitutional law, economic law, anti-foreign sanctions law, and copyright law, along with its contribution and impact on the developmental, social and commercial circumstances of many societies around the world – including Australia and Hong Kong.

CCCL Director Prof. Wang Jiangyu, Associate Director Prof. Liu Qiao, Core Member Dr. Wang Shucheng, and Associate Member Dr. He Tianxiang was invited to give a presentation in session 2. Prof. Wang’s presentation was entitled “ESG as ESP(olitics): The Political Logic of Environmental, Social, and Governance in China”. Prof. Liu’s presentation was entitled “Sale of Goods Across the Shenzhen (Sham Chun) River: Legal Comparison, Harmonisation and the Role of the CISG”. Dr. Wang’s presentation was entitled “The Informal Interpretation of the Hong Kong Basic Law: A Dialogic Approach”. Dr. He’s presentation was entitled “The Copyright Crisis of AI Governance in China: Challenges and Solutions”.

This conference was a great success that it not only provided a useful platform for rational academic exchange on issues relating to Chinese law but also paved way for further discussions on the relevant issues in the future.

The programme and the video recording of the conference is available at < >