Sino-Finnish Seminar on Food Regulation in the Digital Age

On 28 August 2018, the Sino-Finnish Seminar on Food Regulation in the Digital Age was held in Helsinki. 

The event, organized by the University of Eastern Finland, a member institution of the Finnish China Law Center, in conjunction with Guangzhou University and Finfood – Finnish Food Information (Ruokatieto Yhdistys ry), was free and open to the public. 

Opening remarks were delivered by Dr Harriet Lonka of the University of Eastern Finland and Tiina Lampisjärvi, Executive Director of the Finfood – Finnish Food Information.

A keynote was delivered by Dr Xiao Pinghui.

Dr Xiao is a senior lecturer at Guangzhou University Law School and a researcher (Sam Walton Scholar) affiliated to the Law School at the Center for Coordination and Innovation of Food Safety Governance of Renmin University of China. Since 2017 he has served as an officially accredited mentor of the National Food Safety Law Publicity Program launched by China Food and Drug Administration.

Dr Xiao Pinghui (Guangzhou University) will deliver a keynote address at the seminar. Photo supplied.

Another keynote was given by Professor Katja Weckström Lindroos.

Professor Weckström Lindroos is Professor of Commercial Law at UEF Law School, University of Eastern Finland. She specializes in intellectual property and international trade law with an emphasis on regulating emerging markets.

Professor Weckström Lindroos of UEF Law School. Photo supplied.

The full program for the seminar can be accessed here.


Guest lecture: Latest Developments in Chinese Intellectual Property Law: JIN Haijun, Renmin Law School: 18 April 2018

In connection with Nordic China Law Week 2018 (17 – 23 April), the Finnish China Law Center and Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki are pleased to extend an invitation to a public lecture:

Latest Developments in Chinese Intellectual Property Law’

The guest lecture will be given at 10:15 – 11:45 on Wednesday 18 April 2018 in the Meeting Room of the Faculty of Law (P545), 5th floor of the Porthania Building (Yliopistonkatu 3, Helsinki).

The event is being organized in collaboration with, and with the support of, the Confucius Institute at the University of Helsinki.

About Professor Jin

JIN Haijun is Professor of Law in the Law School of Renmin University. He joined as a member of faculty after receiving his doctorate in Renmin Law School in 2001. Prior to this, Professor Jin practiced law in a private law firm for two years after he obtained his LL.B degree from the Southwest University of Political Science and Law and passed the Chinese Bar Exam in 1993. He has two other LL.M degrees, from Renmin University and the University of Washington in Seattle.

Over the last decade, Professor Jin has studied and worked in a variety of foreign institutions, including as a visiting professor at the University of Frankfurt am Main and the University of Washington, and as a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich.

Professor Jin’s research covers various aspects of intellectual property legal theory and practice, including broad issues such as IP as private rights and IP and social development, and specific issues such as copyright fair use, trademark consumer surveys and compulsory patent licenses.

Professor Jin, Remnin University Law School.

Further information

This event is free and open to the public. No prior registration is required.

Please direct questions about the event to the Coordinator of the Finnish China Law Center, Stuart Mooney, at stuart.mooney (at)