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WANG, Jiangyu
Professor WANG Jiangyu
SJD (Pennsylvania)
MJur (Oxford)
LLM (Pennsylvania)
LLM (Peking)
LLB (China University of Political Science and Law)
Attorney and Counsellor (New York State and China)
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Director, Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law (CCCL)
中國法與比較法研究中心 主任
Joint Editor-in-Chief, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (Oxford University Press)

Contact Information

Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building – 6114
(852) 3442 7026

Research Interests

Research Interests
  • Chinese Legal System
  • Corporate and Securities Law
  • International Law
  • International Economic Law
  • International Law and International Relations
  • Comparative Law
  • Law and Development in China and Asia

WANG Jiangyu is Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law at the CityU School of Law. Prior to joining CityU, he held a tenured appointment at the Faculty of Law of the National University of Singapore (NUS Law) for more than a decade, where he served as Director of the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) and was the founding Deputy Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (CALS) of NUS Law and Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (CJCL) published by Oxford University Press. His teaching and research interests include international law and international relations, international economic law, comparative company law and securities regulation, and law and development in China. He worked in the Legal Department of Bank of China, and Chinese and American law firms.


Honours and Awards

  • 2007 Young Researcher Award granted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2007年香港中文大学青年学者杰出研究奖)
  • Chen An International Law Chair Professor, appointed by Xiamen University, April 2014 (厦门大学陈安国际法学讲座教授, 2014年4月荣聘)
  • Best Author Award for 2015, China Law Review, March 2016 (《中国法律评论》2015年最佳作者奖)
  • 2011 New Century Excellent Talents Award from the PRC Ministry of Education for services as a guest professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University School of Law (2011教育部新世纪优秀人才)

Editorial Membership

  • Joint Editor-in-Chief, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (Oxford University Press), present
  • Subject Editor, Asian Journal of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press), present
  • Executive Editor, Asian Journal of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press), 20162019
  • Joint Editor-in-Chief, Asian Journal of Comparative Law (Cambridge University Press), 20122016
  • Trade Law Editor, Singapore Year Book of International Law (National University of Singapore), 20032006

Selected Publications


  • China, International Law and the International Order (in preparation)
  • Company Law in China: Regulation of Business Organizations in a Socialist Market Economy (2nd edition), UK: Edward Elgar Publishing (forthcoming 2020).
  • Company Law in ChinaRegulation of Business Organizations in a Socialist Market Economy. UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014.
  • China, India and the International Economic Order (co-edited with M. Sornarajah), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Uniform Commercial Code Revised Article Five, Translation work. Beijing: Fazhi Press, 1998. (China) [《美国统一商法典信用证篇》,王江雨译,法制出版社,1998]

Journal Articles

  • “Mixed Ownership Reform and Corporate Governance in China’s State-Owned Enterprises”, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 53 (forthcoming May 2020) (with Tan Cheng-Han).
  • “Judicial Independence in Dominant Party States: Singapore’s Possibilities for China”, Asian Journal of Comparative Law (2019) 14:2, pp. 337-371 (with Lance Ang).
  • “China’s Governance Approach to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Relations, Partnership, and Law”, Global Trade and Customs Journal (2019) 14:5, pp. 222-228.
  • “China, India and International Law: A Justice based Vision between the Romantic and Realist Perceptions”, Asian Journal of International Law 9 (2019), pp. 217-250 (with M. Sornarajah).
  • “Piercing the Corporate Veil: Historical, Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives”, The Berkeley Business Law Journal (2019) 16:1, pp. 140-204 (with Tan Cheng Han and Christian Hofmann).
  • “Reforming the World Trade Organization: China’s Proposals [WTO Gaige de Zhongguo Fangan], The South China Sea Law Journal (Naihai Faxue) (2019) 11:1, pp. 1-15 (co-author with several others).
  • “Power Transition, Battle of Models, and Rule-based International Order: Sino-U.S. Relations from the Perspectives of International Relations and International Law”, China Law Review, 2018, no. 5: 3-17 [“权力转移、模式之争与基于规则的国际秩序: 国际关系与国际法视角下的中美关系”, 《中国法律评论》 2018年第5期,第3-17页].
  • “Between Power Politics and International Economic Law: Asian Regionalism, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and U.S.-China Trade Relations”, Pace International Law Review (2018) 30:2, pp. 383-439.
  • “Between ‘Rule’ and ‘Law’: Governance Dilemma of Political Leaders in East Asia”, 60 (2018:4) 58-65 [“东亚政治领袖的‘法’与‘治’之困”,《文化纵横》2018年第4期(总第60期),58-65页].
  • “Legitimacy, Jurisdiction and Merits in the South China Sea Arbitration: Chinese Perspectives and International Law”, Journal of Chinese Political Science (2017) 22:2, pp. 185-210.
  • “International Law, International Relations, and China’s Perspective on the South China Sea Arbitration Case in Light of Its Own National Interests”, 2 [2016] Asia-Pacific Security and Maritime Affairs [“国际法、国际关系与国家利益视角下的南海仲裁案”,《亚太安全与海洋研究》,2016年第2期], pp.1-15.
  • “Geopolitics, Discursive Power and International Law-Making”, China Law Review, 2016, no. 2: 39-45 (China) [“地缘政治、国际话语权与国际法上的规则制定权”,《中国法律评论》2016年第2期,第39-45页].
  • “Liberalization oriented Foreign Investment Regime for a Rising China”, China Law Review, 5:1, 2015, pp. 60-64. [“大国崛起背景下的开放型外资法制”,《中国法律评论》, 第5期,第60-64页].
  • “The Political Logic of Corporate Governance in State-owned Enterprises in China”, Cornell International Law Journal (2014) 47:3, pp. 631-669.
  • “Making Singapore Company Law More Singaporean? – A Critical Evaluation of the Recent Revision of the Companies Act in the Light of Comparative Law”, Asian Business Lawyer, Fall 2014: 15-36 (South Korea).
  • "Judicial Reform and Political Development in China: An Introduction by the Managing Editor". Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, 2, no. 2, part. 2014 (Judicial Reform in China) (2014): 185-187. (UK).
  • Judicial Independence in an Authoritarian Regime: Singapore’s Judicial System and Its Implications for Judicial Reform in China, in China Law Review, Vol.1, 2014 (Inaugural Issue), pp. 78-84. [“‘威权’体制下的‘司法独立’:新加坡司法体制对中国的启示”,《中国法律评论》第一期(创刊号)(2014),78-84页].
  • “Land and Housing Regulation in Singapore: Balancing Between Private Rights, Social Welfare and Public Interest”, Administrative Law Review (Xingzheng Fa Luncong), Vol. 14:2011 [“新加坡土地和房屋管理制度 - 私权、民生和国家利益之间的平衡”,北京大学宪法与行政法中心编《行政法论丛》第14卷(法律出版社,2012)].
  • “China and East Asian Regionalism”, (2011) 17:5 European Law Journal (pp. 611-629)
  • “China and the Doha Development Agenda”, (2010) 44:6 Journal of World Trade 1309-1331 (with C.L. Lim).
  • “Regulatory Competition and Cooperation between Securities Markets in Hong Kong and Mainland China”, (2009) 4:3 Capital Markets Law Journal 383-404 (22 pages).
  • “Regulation of Initial Public Offering of Shares in China”, China Law, Vol. 76, 2009, pp. 54-65.
  • “Modelling an Effective Corporate Governance System for China’s Listed State-owned Enterprises: Issues and Challenges in a Transitional Economy”, (2007) 7:1 Journal of Corporate Law Studies 143-183 (with Lay-Hong Tan).
  • “Financial Liberalization in East Asia: Lessons from Financial Crises and the Chinese Experience of Controlled Liberalization”, (2007) 41:1 Journal of World Trade 211-241.
  • “The Strange Role of Independent Directors in a Two-tier Board Structure of China’s Listed Companies”, (2007) 3 Compliance & Regulatory Journal  47-55.
  • “China, India, and Regional Economic Integration in Asia: The Policy and Legal Dimensions”, [2006] 10 Singapore Year Book of International Law 269-305.
  • “区域自由贸易协定与中国的处境和政策选择:法律、经济与大国贸易战略”, 《国际经济法学刊》,第14卷第一期,2007年(北京大学出版社), 187-225页。[“Regional Trade Agreements and China’s Policy Choices in the Global Wave of Regionalism: The Law, Economics, and Strategy”, (2007) Chinese Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 187-225]
  • “资本账户开放和金融服务自由化的法律思考”,《上海财经大学学报(哲学社会科学版)》, 2006年第6期(第8卷总第44期),36-41页。[“The Myths and Realities of Financial Liberalization: A Legal Perspective”, (2006) Journal of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Vol. 8, No. 6, pp. 34-41]
  •  “Legal Education in Asia”, co-author, (2006) 1:1 Asian Journal of Comparative Law 184-207.
  • Book Review: “Review of Reforming Corporate Governance in Southeast Asia: Economics, Politics, and Regulations”. (2006) 1:1 Asian Journal of Comparative Law 306-308.
  • “The Rule of Law in China: A Realistic View of the Jurisprudence, the Impact of the WTO, and the Prospects for Future Development”, [2004] Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 347-389.
  • “China’s Regional Trade Agreements: The Law, Geopolitics and Impact on the Multilateral Trading System”, [2004] 8 Singapore Year Book of International Law 119-147.
  • “Dancing with Wolves: Regulation and Deregulation of Foreign Investment in China’s Stock Market”, (2004) 5 Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal 1-61.
  • “China and the Universal Human Rights Standard”, (2001) Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce 135-158.
  • “The Internet and E-commerce in China: Laws, Judicial Views and Government Policies”, (2001) The Computer & Internet Lawyer 12-30.
  • “The Legal Nature of Letter of Credit”, (1999) 11 Minshang Fa Luncong [Civil and Commercial Law Review] 113-139. (China) “信用证交易原理及其法律性质研究”,《民商法论丛》第11卷(1999).
  • “论船舶扣押制度”,《海商法研究》1999年第一辑(总第一辑),80 – 92 页。北京大学出版社。[“On the Arrest of Vessel”, Maritime Law Review, Vol.1, No. 1, 1999, pp. 80-92.]
  • “Letter of Credit Fraud Cases and the Legal Remedies”, (1998) 45 Zhongguo Haishangfa Tongxin [China Maritime Law Journal] 48-56. (China). “论信用证欺诈及其司法救济”,《中国海商法协会 通信》1998年第3期 (总第45期)
  • “The General Rules of the Formation of Sale Contracts and the ‘Battle of Forms’ in International Trade”, (1997) 8 Minshang Fa Luncong [Civil and Commercial Law Review] 545-637. (China) “买卖合同成立的一般规则与国际贸易中的格式之战”,《民商法论丛》第八卷 (1997).
  • “On the Doctrine of Rebus Sic Stantibus”, (1997) 89 (1) Southwest University of Political Science and Law Review 46-50. (China). “论情势变更原则”,《现代法学》1997年第1期(总第89期).
  • “EU’s Unitary Trade System and Its Impact on China’s Foreign Trade”, (1996) 50 (3) Guoji Shangwu [Journal of International Business] 19-25. (China). “欧盟统一对外贸易制度及其对中国的影响”,《国际商务》1996年第3期(总第50期).
  • “China and TRIPs: The Challenges and Responses”, (1996) 21 (1) Keji yu Falű [Peking University Law and Technology Journal] 44-48 (co-authored with Prof. Zhu Qichao). (China).  “中国面对TRIPs: 挑战与回应” (与朱启超教授合著),《科技与法律》1996年第一期,总第21期.
  • “The Role of Lawyers in International Lending”, (1996) Lűshi Shijie [Lawyers’ World]. (China).  “国际贷款业务中律师的作用”,《律师世界》1996年第 3 期.
  • “Problems in China’s Foreign Investment Law: and Suggestions for Improvement”, (1995) Faxue Xuekan [Legal Studies]. “我国外资立法存在的问题与几点建议”,《法学学刊》,1995年第 3 期.

Book Chapters

  • “International Economic Law and Asia”, in Simon Chesterman, Hisashi Owada and Ben Saul (eds), Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific, Chapter 10, pp. 237-266 (Oxford University Press, 2019).
  •  “The Party in the Legislature and Judiciary”, in Zheng Yongnian and Lance L.P. Gore (eds.), The Chinese Communist Party in Action: Consolidating Party Rule Chapter 9, pp. 181-198 (Routledge, 2019).
  •  “Corporate Governance in China”, in Bruce Aronson and Joongi Kim (eds.), Corporate Governance in Asia: A Comparative Approach, Chapter 9, pp 238-266 (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
  • “Squeeze-out (or the Lack Thereof) in the Regulation of Corporate Mergers in China”, In Fleischer H, Kanda H, Kim KS, Mulbert(eds.), Issues and Challenges in Corporate and Capital Market Law: Germany and East Asia, pp. 225-234 (Themen und Herausforderungen im Gesellschafts- und Kapitalmarktrecht: Deutschland und Ostasien, Germany Jun 2018).
  • “Enforcing Fiduciary Duties as Tort Liability in Chinese Courts”. In R. Huang & N. Howson (eds.), Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World, Chapter 10, pp. 185-206, (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
  • "Corporate governance in China: The Law and Its Political Logic". Roman Tomasic (ed), Routledge Handbook of Corporate Law, Chapter 11, pp. 183-211 (Abingdon: Routledge, November 2016).
  • “State Capitalism and Sovereign Wealth Funds: Finding a ‘Soft’ Location in International Economic Law”, in Chin Leng Lim (ed.), Alternative Visions of the International Law on Foreign Investment: Essays in Honour of Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah, Chapter 15, pp. 405-428, (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
  • “The Rise of Singapore as International Financial Centre: Political Will, Industrial Policy, and Rule of Law”, in Jiaxiang Hu, Matthias Vanhullebusch & Andrew Harding (eds.), Finance, Rule of Law and Development in Asia: Perspectives from Singapore, Hong Kong and Mainland China,  Chapter 1, pp. 3-17 (Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016).
  • “China’s Impact on Hong Kong’s Position as an International Financial Centre: the Legal and Policy Dimensions”, in David Donald (With Contributions by Jiangyu Wang and Jefferson P Vandelwolk), A Financial Centre for Two Empires: Hong Kong’s Corporate, Securities and Tax Laws in Its Transition from Britain to China, Chapter 6, pp. 223-257. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014),
  • “China: Legal Reform in An Emerging Socialist Market Economy”, in E. Ann Black & Gary F. Bell (eds.), Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: Traditions, Adaptations and Innovations, Chapter 1, pp. 24-61 (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
  • “The Political Logic of Securities Regulation in China”, in Yu Guanghua (ed), The Development of the Chinese Legal System: Change and Challenges, pp. 227-250  (London and New York: Routledge, 2011).
  • “Association of Southeast Asian Nations – China Free Trade Agreement”, in Simon Lester and Bryan Mercurio (eds.), Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements: Case Studies, pp. 192-225 (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
  • “The Strange Role of Independent Directors in a Two-Tier Board Structure of China’s Listed Companies”, in Masao Nakamura (ed.), Changing Corporate Governance Practices in China and Japan: Adaptations of Anglo-American Practices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
  • “The Evolution of China’s International Trade Policy: Development through Protection and Liberalization”, in Y.S. Lee (ed.), Economic Development through World Trade, pp.191-213 (Kluwer Law International BV, 2008).
  • “ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement: Legal and Institutional Aspects”, in Saw Swee-Hock (ed.), China and ASEAN: Economic Cooperation and Challenges Ahead pp. 112-145 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2006).
  • “China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: An International Law Perspective”, in John Wang, Zou Keyuan & Zeng Huaqun (eds.), China’s Relations with ASEAN: New Dimensions pp. 111-131 (Singapore: World Scientific Press, 2005).
  • “The Legal and Policy Considerations of China-ASEAN FTA”, in Ho Khai Leong & Samuel C.Y. Ku (eds.), China and Southeast Asia: Global Changes and Regional Challenges,pp. 42-79 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2005).

Reports and Policy Papers

  • 新加坡国际商业法庭的国际性和独立性 [Internationalization and Independence: Lessons of Singapore’s International Commercial Courts for China]. 13 July 2018. China International Commercial Court. Link:

Shorter Articles or Commentaries

  • “亚洲经济一体化的格局、乱局和解局”,《财经》十七年纪念刊
  • “半岛核危机下的中朝关系:惯性、安全利益与思维转型”,《隆道观察》(新加坡)2016年3-4月(总第11期)
  • “新加坡经验:高薪重责打造的廉洁政府”, 《财经年刊2015:预测与战略》,第48-52页
  • “新加坡‘小国大外交’进入困惑期?” 《中国新闻周刊》第720期(2015年8月23日出版)
  • “新加坡反对党的输和赢”,及“政治反对派报告”,《中国新闻周刊》2015年第35期(总第725期),40-45页
  • “新加坡人为什么抱怨公积金?” 《南风窗》2014年第13期
  • “狂热民族主义的悲剧:一战前欧洲国际关系给当今东亚形势的启示”,《南方人物周刊》2014年第6期(总第379期),第36-44页
  • “新加坡法治的源头”,《南风窗》2013年第13期
  • “生活在别处 – 围城效应中的移民现象”,《南风窗》2013年第12期
  • “小国必也寡民乎? --- 新加坡的移民政策困境” ,《南风窗》2013年第11期
  • “法治,还是严刑峻法?”《南风窗》2013年第10期
  • “要‘好民主’,不要‘坏民主’”,《南风窗》2013年第9期
  • “实用主义的成就与迷失”,《南风窗》2013年第9期
  • “人民行动党长期执政的秘诀”, 《南风窗》2013年第7期
  • “不易学的新加坡模式”, 《南风窗》2013年第6期
  • “‘新加坡模式’深思明辨”, 《财经》2013年第10期
  • “美国在国际经济领域的战略撤退”,《南风窗》2011年第13期
  • “大选直击:新加坡没有民主吗?”《南风窗》2011年第11期
  • “大中华经济圈的两岸猜想”,《南风窗》 2009年第14期
  • “得失寸心知:仰融案是谁的最后胜利?”《香港信报财经月刊》2007年9月号(总第366期),46-49页 .

Working Papers

  • 当代中国法律制度的基本特征、结构和未来发展展望 [The Fundamental Characteristics, Structure and Future Prospects of the Contemporary Chinese Legal System], 19 August 2010, East Asia Working Paper No. 86. Singapore: East Asian Institute of the National University of Singapore (ISSN 0219-1415; ISBN 978-981-08-6751-5).