In response to strong and growing interest in Chinese law and Chinese legal system from academia, legal practice and business community, NGOs, international organizations, and governmental bodies, the Finnish China Law Center organizes and hosts the Nordic China Law Weeks.
The events contribute greatly to academic and social discussions and public awareness 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 exciting events held as part of the Nordic China Law Week is the day-long China Law Research Workshop. The Workshop aims to provide an up-to-date and insightful analysis of both legal theoretical and practical aspects of Chinese law and legal culture. Various topical legal themes have been covered by distinguished scholars from China and the Nordic. 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 multiple seminars and guest lectures on various fascinating topics such as contemporary people management in China, China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Chinese constitutional law and intellectual property law.