On Monday May 6th, 2013 the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture held an international research seminar “Global Governance, Rule of Law and China”. This one day seminar examined China’s rule of law development and its role in global governance both historically and contemporarily.
Chinese experience and performance was reflected from a European Perspective, as the seminar offered forum to a discussion of eminent experts in the field of international law such as Professor Martti Koskenniemi, Director of the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, Helsinki University, and Professor Li Ming, Director of the Peking University Institute of International Law.
Professor Li also expressed his firm support to the research activities of the Center and considered the Center to be an important co-operation partner to the Peking University Institute of International Law. The Institute and the Center will develop co-operation in the field of research.
The Finnish China Law Center hosted in April 2013 Dr Knut Pissler, Head of the China Unit and China-Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg. Dr Pissler had been invited by Dr Yifeng Chen to give a lecture on the “Past and Future of Foreign Investment in China”. This presentation opened a series of guest lectures organized under the auspices of the Center.
The visit of Dr Pissler has not only the merit of sharing his expertise in the field of investment law in China but also marks a starting point of the collaboration between the Finnish China Law Center and the Max Planck Institute.
Indeed, as the first joint undertaking, Prof. Ulla Liukkunen, Dr Yifeng Chen and Dr Pissler, organize together a research seminar on “Employee Participation and Collective Bargaining in the Era of Globalization” to be held in Hamburg in May 2014. More information on the seminar and the cooperation between the two institutions will follow soon.
Dr Knut Pissler, Prof. Ulla Liukkunen, Dr Yifeng Chen