‘Codification of Civil Law in China: Recent Developments’: Guest lecture by Professor Long, Beihang University Law School

    The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture is pleased to announce an upcoming guest lecture by Professor LONG Weiqiu of Beihang University, China. Professor Long, Dean of the Law School of Beihang University, will give a lecture on ‘Codification of Civil Law in China: Recent Developments’. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, 29 […]

Apply now for Asianet online courses in Spring 2018!

  APPLY NOW for online courses in Spring 2018 offered through Finnish University Network for Asian Studies / Asianet, based in Finnish China Law Center member institution, University of Turku. The application period closes on 24 November. The online application form can be accessed here. Within the course application you will find courses listed in […]

Six full scholarships offered in PhD program in Environmental Law at Wuhan University

  Wuhan University, one of the key partners in China of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, is offering six full scholarships from the Chinese Government to study in its PhD program in Environmental Law. The Chinese Government Scholarship for Doctoral Program (PhD) Students commences in September 2018 at the the Research Institute […]

Asian Studies Days and China Research Day 2017

On 9-10 November the University of Helsinki hosted the annual Asian Studies Days, organized by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies, and the annual China Research Day, organized by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki, and the Confucius Centre of the University […]

New knowledge hub focusing on Chinese and Russian media: Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TaRC)

  The University of Tampere, a member institution of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, has established a knowledge hub focusing on Chinese and Russian media: the Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TaRC). TaRC’s opening seminar was held in the University of Tampere (Pinni B Building) in November […]

University of Lapland Arctic Center Participation in the China-Nordic Arctic Research Center (中国 – 北欧北极研究中心)

The University of Lapland, a member institution of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, is widely recognized as a leader in education and research on Arctic issues, including Arctic law. The University’s Arctic Centre, located in the northern Finnish city of located Rovaniemi, is a national and international hub of information and […]

Director of the Finnish China Law Center, Professor Ulla Liukkunen, Elected as Member of the Board of Directors of the European China Law Studies Association

The Director of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, Professor Ulla Liukkunen, has been elected as a Member of the Board of Directors of the European China Law Studies Association (欧洲中国法研究协会). The European China Law Studies Association (ECLS) was founded in 2006. Since then, it has grown into an important global […]


The Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture is pleased to welcome Stuart Mooney as its new Coordinator. Stuart brings to the role a long background in China and Chinese law. In both his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Australian National University) and Master of International and Comparative Law (University of Helsinki), Stuart focused […]


On 21 August 2017, the Finnish China Law Center hosted a guest lecture by Professor Xi Chao, Vice-Dean and Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The lecture, titled ‘Biased Securities Regulators? Evidence from China’, was introduced by Professor Ulla Liukkunen, Director of the Finnish China Law Center. […]

Articles from the Finnish-Chinese Colloquium on Criminal Law now available online!

Articles from the Symposium on Finnish and Chinese Criminal Law in Comparative Perspective (Finnish-Chinese Colloquium on Criminal Law) published by Peking University Law Journal are now available online! In August 2016, the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law hosted the First Finnish-Chinese Colloquium on Criminal Law on through the PKU-Helsinki Law Connection, a partnership between […]

Prof. Liu Zuoxiang holds a lecture on “The Relationship between Party Regulations and National Law” at the Center

Professor Liu Zuoxiang, Director of the Institute of Rule of Law and Human Rights at Shanghai Normal University, College of Philosophy, Law and Political Science, held a lecture titled “The Relationship between Party Regulations and National Law” at the China Law Center on May 30, 2017. After Prof. Liu’s lecture, Zhang Kangle, doctoral researcher at […]

Book donation by Prof. Shen Wei: Shadow Banking in China

Prof. Shen Wei, Dean and Professor of Law at Shandong University Law School, donated his latest book, Shadow Baking in China: Risk, Regulation and Policy (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016), to the Center’s Library during his visit to the Center. He also gave a lecture on arbitral awards enforcement in China during his stay (read the […]

New books at the Center’s Library!

The Center has recently received multiple book donations from the CASS delegation as well as individual authors who have paid a visit to the Center. The books include titles on various topics in the judicial sphere, including IP, employment, arbitration, rule of law theory, criminal law, death penalty and history of Chinese legal philosophy. The […]

Interview with Lauri Tammi, China-specialist, business consultant and entrepreneur

Doing business in China is often viewed as something distant, unfamiliar and challenging, demanding one to understand a completely different culture and working habits to achieve success. Yet, it is commonly acknowledged that China’s economic rise provides enormous opportunities for foreign business. Mr. Lauri Tammi, CEO of Slush Beijing 2015, consultant and an active entrepreneur […]

Professor Shen Wei holds a lecture on Arbitral Awards Enforcement in China

Dean, Professor Shen Wei from Shandong University Law School held a lecture titled “Entanglement between Judicial Centralization and Local Protectionism in China: the Case of Arbitral Awards Enforcement” at the Finnish China Law Center on May 23, 2017. During his presentation, Prof. Shen presented empirical data on the internal reporting system in Chinese courts, and […]

Mirva Lohiniva-Kerkelä holds lectures at Renmin and Fudan in China

Mirva Lohiniva-Kerkelä, Vice Dean of the University of Lapland, Faculty of Law and Associate Professor in Welfare Law, held two lectures on the Finnish model of welfare state during her visit to China in March 2017. Lohiniva-Kerkelä visited Renmin University in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai. During both visits, the parties discussed further developing […]

CASS President visits China Law Center and University of Helsinki

The President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, visited Finland on April 4-6, 2017. During the visit, several agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoU) were signed in the fields of investment and commerce, innovation, and technology.  Among the agreements, a MoU signed between the Universities Finland (UNIFI), a co-operational organisation for Finnish universities, […]

Lecture at Hanken School of Economics by Visiting Researcher, Prof. Dr. Liu Jieming from Wuhan University of Technology

Prof. Dr. Jieming Liu, Vice Dean of the School of Humanity and Law of Wuhan University of Technology(WUT), and Deputy Director of  Hubei Intellectual Property Right (IPR) Research Center and WUT IPR Research Center, held a specialist lecture at Hanken School of Economics, one of the Finnish China Law Center’s Member Institutions, on June 6, […]

Featured Researcher: Professor Matti Nojonen

Mr. Nojonen is well-known for his research in Chinese strategic thought and is the first to translate the widely cited Sunzi, The Art of Warfare, from Chinese to Finnish. He has a long history in researching the history of the Chinese political system and ideology, as well as China’s economy and business. Mr. Nojonen has […]

Lecture on the developments in Chinese criminal law by Prof. Dr. Renwen Liu (CASS), February 15, 2017.

Prof. Dr. Renwen Liu, Director of the Criminal Law Department of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, held a fascinating specialist lecture at the Finnish China Law Center on February 15. The presentation covered many current issues in criminal law from the Chinese perspective, including developments in death penalty regulations, food security, cybercrime and environmental […]

“Arctic Law and Governance: The Role of China and Finland,” in conversation with Timo Koivurova

In 2014, the Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM, Arctic Centre) at the University of Lapland initiated a project to study and compare Arctic Law and Governance in Finland and in China, in cooperation with researchers from Wuhan University, China. The project identified similarities and differences between the positions of Finland (as an […]

Book donation by the Library of Parliament

The Finnish China Law Center’s library received a generous book donation from the Library of Finnish Parliament. The collection includes books on a wide range of judicial topics, including legal aspects of business, trade, domestic and international affairs as well as history. The donated books will be made available to the public later this spring […]

Why studying Chinese law? – Read answers from international scholars

Three law professors from the United States, Denmark and Hong Kong SAR, have kindly accepted the Center’s interview requests and shared their insights on researching and studying Chinese law. Professor Larry Catà Backer W. Richard and Mary Eshelman Faculty Scholar, Professor of Law and International Affairs, Pennsylvania University How did you start your research or study […]


    On 9-10 November the University of Helsinki will host the annual Asian Studies Days. This theme of this year’s two-day event is China-US Relations and Asian Security. The event is organized by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies in with collaboration with the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture, the […]