Recent Judicial Reforms in China: Circular Reforms or a Breakthrough for the Chinese Judiciary?

This presentation examines judicial reforms that were initially launched in 1999. It starts with an analysis of the fundamental problems and difficulties that impeded judicial reforms over the past two decades or so. This will be followed by a careful analysis… Continue Reading

Natural Justice as a Concept in Chinese Law

Is there natural justice in China, and is the concept the same as in Australia? The answer depends on how we frame the question. If the question is whether there is a legal principle of natural justice adopted in statutes,… Continue Reading

Winter School in Shanghai: Introduction to Chinese Law

La Trobe Law School, in cooperation with Shanghai University Law School, will offer a Winter School Subject – Introduction to Chinese Law in Shanghai – in November/December 2017. Enrolment will be limited to a maximum of 40 students. Introduction to… Continue Reading

Why do we need to know more about dispute resolution in China?

By Huaning Gu In Australia, China often feels far away with a different social system, legal system and culture. So why is there a need for Australians to inform themselves about Chinese dispute resolution? Mediation in China: an old tradition… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School hosts delegation of the Deputy President and 18 Judges of the High Court of Guizhou Province in China

La Trobe Law School recently hosted a visit of the delegation of the Deputy President and 18  Judges of the High Court of Guizhou Province in  China, from 14 to 18 November 2016. This court is the equivalent of our… Continue Reading

Professor Jianfu Chen Invited to Speak at the University of Shanghai

Professor Jianfu Chen La Trobe Law School

On 16-17 June 2016, Professor Jianfu Chen was invited to teach an international masterclass, as well as a five-day faculty seminar, at the University of Shanghai. During the masterclass, Professor Jianfu Chen presented a paper titled ‘Is China Responsible for… Continue Reading

Visit of the President and Judges of the High Court of the Guizhou Province to La Trobe

In 2013 China launched a new round of judicial reforms, while in June 2014, it was decided that local trials will first be conducted in selected locations. For this purpose, seven locations (Jilin, Shanghai, Guangdong, Hubei, Hainan, Guizhou, and Qinghai)… Continue Reading