The Centre for Judicial Education and Research organized the 9th Advanced Programme for Chinese Senior Judges from 26 May to 7 June this year. 29 senior judges from the high courts and intermediate courts in the mainland were recommended by the National Judges College to enroll in the programme.
Sponsored by CityU Law School, the Advanced Chinese Judges Programme is the joint effort of CityU Centre for Judicial Education and Research, the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, and the National Judges College. During the two weeks of the programme, the judges will attend intensive classes taught by distinguished scholars. They will visit Hong Kong’s judicial organizations, including the courts, the Legislative Council, the Commissioner’s Office of China's Foreign Ministry, the Law Society, and the Bar Association. They will also meet the Hong Kong legal professionals, such as the judges of the Judiciary, and the president of the Legislative Council. It aims to give an opportunity for Chinese senior judges to acquire a good understanding of common law jurisdiction, the basic law, and also legal issues in relation to finance, commerce and intellectual property.
The Opening Ceremony on 27 May 2014 welcomed this batch of eminent Chinese judges and was attended by Professor Arthur ELLIS, Provost, City University of Hong Kong; Justice LI Shaoping, Vice-President of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China; Professor HUANG Yongwei, President of National Judges College of the People’s Republic of China; Dr LI Guangxiang, Deputy Director-General of the Legal Affairs Department, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Mr JI Jianjun, Deputy Director-General, Department of Educational, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; Dr TIAN Lixiao, Director-General, Department of Treaties and Law, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the HKSAR; Mr Daniel FUNG Wah-kin, Member of International Advisory Board of School of Law, City University of Hong Kong; Mr George TAM Siu Ping, Member of International Advisory Board of School of Law, City University of Hong Kong & Assistant Supervisor, Wah Yan College, Hong Kong; Professor LIN Feng, Acting Dean, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong; and Professor WANG Guiguo, Director of Centre for Judicial Education and Research & Chair Professor of Chinese and Comparative Law, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.