Seminar: The Evolving Case Law System in China

We would like to warmly welcome you to the hybrid seminar on “The Evolving Case Law System in China”.
  • Time:  26 September 2023, 16:00-17:30
  • Venue: Zoom and Room P545, 5th floor of the Porthania Building (Faculty of Law), University of Helsinki, Yliopistonkatu 3





This presentation delineates the shape of the case law system in China within a wider picture of judicial reforms led by the Supreme People’s Court, the highest court in China. It explores several fundamental issues underlying the construction of such a system and takes a close look at some most important cases, particularly cases decided, edited or approved by the Supreme People’s Court. In doing so the presentation seeks to develop essential understanding of both past achievements and present or future challenges associated with the case law system..

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Qiao Liu is currently Professor and Deputy Director of the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. He is also an Honorary Professor at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland (Australia) and an Adjunct Chair Professor at the School of Law of Xiamen University (China). He serves as co-Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (OUP). He teaches and researches in contract law (both Anglo-Australian and Chinese), comparative Chinese law and commercial law (both domestic and international) and has published in leading law journals including the Modern Law Review, American Journal of Comparative Law and the Cambridge Law Journal. He was a member of a small expert group working with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Secretariat on the updating of the Digest on the Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.