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Research Projects

The following are the research grants received by RCCL members between 2010 and 2020:

RCCL Investigator
(Principal Investigator/
Co-Investigator)

Project Title

Grant Type

Funded Amount

Approval Date

Dr DING, Chunyan
(Core Member)

Two Tales of Legal Mobilization: NGO-led and Procuratorate-led Environmental Public Interest Litigation in China RGC General Research Fund HK$794,883.00 01-Jul-2020
Consumer Citizen Suits Against Food Safety Violations in China RGC General Research Fund HK$455,606.00 01-Jul-2019
Enforcing Environmental Law through Public Interest Litigation in China City University of Hong Kong, School of Law School Matching Fund HK$116,836.00 02-Oct-2018
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
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)

Reconciliation of Two National Security Regimes under the Principle of “One Country, Two Systems” – Is it Achievable? CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty HK$100,000.00 01-Sept-2020
《香港基本法》的修改研究 Contract Research HK$525,000.00 17-Mar-2020
"Anti-extradition Movement"— Limits of Law and Power of Politics CityU Internal Funds for External Grant Schemes HK$14,900.00 13-Mar-2020
"Anti-extradition Movement" — Limits of Law and Power of Politics Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme, funded by Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) HK$171,350.00 13-Mar-2020
Comparative Study of Judicial and Constitutional Systems under the Principle of “One Country, Two Systems” Donations 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 Donations for Research Projects HK$1,954,392.00 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)

Shareholder Voting in China CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS HK$100,000.00 01-Sept-2020
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
Prof. WAN Wai Yee
(Core Member)
Legal Transplantation of Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty HK$199,999.00 25-Feb-2020

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 Donations 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 t CityU Teaching Start-up Gran HK$100,000.00 22-Oct-2013
Prof. Julien CHAISSE
(Associate Member)
Anatomy of Hong Kong's International Trade Law: Logic and Consequences of Unilateralism, Bilateralism, and Multilateralism RGC General Research Fund HK$952,000.00 01-Jul-2020

Dr CHAN, Chi Hin Peter
(Associate Member)

How are Defendants with Diminished Capacity Sentenced in China? – Cases of Intentionally Causing Bodily Harm to Others School Strategic Research Grant HK$99,550.00 09-Jan-2020
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
Why do Chinese Judges Quit? An Empirical Study on the Evolving Vocation of the Chinese Judges as a Social Process City University of Hong Kong, School of Law School Matching Fund HK$332,261.00 10-Jan-2019
Does the Lifelong Accountability System Enhance Judge Accountability in China? Empirical Evidence from the Frontline Judges City University of Hong Kong, School of Law School Matching Fund HK$199,421.00 07-Jan-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 30-Jan-2015
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 or Copywrong? Piercing the Veil of the Private Copyright Enforcers in Chinese Courts CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS HK$100,000.00 01-Sept 2020
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 01-Sept-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 Fozia Nazir LONE
(Associate Member)

Towards Improved Trans-Boundary Water Cooperation on the Yarlong-Tsangpo/Brahmaputra River: A Multidisciplinary Study CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS HK$99,986.00 01-Sept-2020
Towards the Pragmatic and Peaceful Resolution of the Sino-Indian Boundary Dispute: A Multidisciplinary Study RGC General Research Fund HK$715,024.00 01-Jul-2017
The Peaceful Settlement of the Sino-Indian Boundary Dispute: A Pragmatic Multidisciplinary Framework CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS HK$100,000.00 28-Sept-2016
Is the Indus Water Treaty of 1960 Outdated: A Multidisciplinary Study of Power, Principles, and Politics RGC General Research Fund HK$521,000.00 01-Jul-2015
China's Rise, Is India A Contender On The Doorstep? - New Asian Paradigms For The Discipline Of International Law School Strategic Research Grant HK$99,996.80 08-Jan-2015
The Indian Pre-colonial Approaches to International Law: An Application of the New Haven School of Jurisprudence CityU Start-up Grant for New Faculty HK$100,000.00 14-Jun-2011

Dr PASCOE, Daniel
(Associate Member)

Foreign Domestic Helpers and Sentencing in Hong Kong CityU Strategic Research Grant for unfunded GRF/ECS HK$100,000.00 01-Sept-2020
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 01-Jan-2019
An Evidence-Based Approach to the Criminal Law Syllabus in Hong Kong CityU Teaching Development Grant HK$131,859.00 16-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 29-Apr-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 07-Jan-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 01-Jan-2016