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Centre for Judicial Education and Research

CityU Signs Agreements for Chinese Judges Programmes with the National Judges College of the PRC

26 November, 2015
--Joelle Cheng

On 26 November 2015, City University of Hong Kong signed agreements with the National Judges College under the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, which aimed at continuing the Chinese judges programmes at CityU’s School of Law which include the Doctor of Judicial Science (JSD) Programme for Senior Chinese Judges, the Master of Laws Programme for Chinese Judges, and Advanced Programme for Senior Chinese Judges. CityU’s School of Law has run the three Chinese judges programmes successfully for years: these tailor-made programmes are timely responses to the globalization taking place in the legal profession, which not only equip the Chinese judges with cutting-edge knowledge and diverse perspectives and skills, but also increase mutual understanding between the different legal systems.

Professor Way KUO, President and University Distinguished Professor, and Professor LIN Feng, Associate Dean of the School of Law, signed the agreements for the three programmes respectively with Justice HE Rong, Vice President of the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, and Professor HUANG Yongwei, President of National Judges College of the PRC.

Other important guests attending the ceremony included Professor Linda Che-lan LI, Associate Provost (Strategic Planning), Professor Geraint HOWELLS, Dean and Chair Professor of Commercial Law of the School of Law, and Dr CHEN Lei, Associate Dean of the School of Law.

Justice HE Rong thanked President KUO and all attending the signing ceremony. She said the agreements signed aim for promoting the development of the Chinese judges programmes and the comprehensive cooperation between the National Judges College and the City University of Hong Kong. She hoped in the future the programmes could be better and better with its own brand name and reputation. She wished all the guests the best of health and success.
Professor Way KUO welcomed all the guests again. He felt confident that the programmes would be even more fruitful in the future. President KUO joked that usually it was the Justice’s words that set a definitive tone and ended the further discussion, therefore, he would like to bring an end to the ceremony and wish everyone happy and successful.