The China Law Weeks contribute to academic discussions about the role and significance of law in China, and China’s increasing involvement in global affairs. They also create a platform for discussing and sharing ideas on the issues of Chinese law research and teaching and provide an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and network with researchers and specialists working or interested in relevant fields of Chinese law.
The highlight among many events held as part of the China Law Week is the China Law Research Workshops. The Workshops aim to provide up-to-date and insightful analysis of both legal theoretical and practical aspects of Chinese law and legal culture.
In 2016, the Workshop focused on legal development in China and the evolution of the modern legal-political regime, administrative and court systems in major areas of economy and law, regulatory frameworks in commercial, labour, environmental and social fields. Developing research projects and fieldwork in Chinese law and legal culture was also touched upon.
In 2018, the Workshop was centered around sources of Chinese law, the Chinese legal system in an international context, Chinese legal institutions, gendered choices in structures of law and gender, and the reflection on Chinese culture, the rule of law and judicial reform with Chinese characteristics. It also provided in-depth discussions on specific fields of Chinese law such as IP law and private law, Chinese labour law and industrial relations, and Chinese company law regime.
In addition to the Workshop are seminars and guest lectures on various topics of Chinese law and legal culture such as contemporary people management in China, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese constitutional law and intellectual property law.
In 2020, the China Law Week addressed a variety of issues from the legal reforms in China and the implementation of the Chinese Civil Code, observations on the Chinese Civil Code 2020 from a Nordic perspective and emerging issues of the Chinese financial market, to the impacts of current Chinese policies regarding the disabled group and Chinese court reforms.