Online Conference: EU and Asia in the Digitalized World

On 11-12 November 2021, the Study Hub for International Economic Law and Development (SHIELD) at the University of Copenhagen will hold the conference “EU and Asia in the Digitalized World”.

The conference will focus on opportunities and challenges created by digitalization process, including those relating to the high activities of Chinese tech giants and digitalization-related policies on trade and investment of China, particularly in the context of the  EU-Asia investment relations.

Participants can join the conference on both days via

Online Seminar: Recent Developments in Chinese Labour Law

On 22 November 2021, the Finnish China Law Center will organize an online mini seminar titled ‘Recent Developments in Chinese Labour Law’.

Event speakers include Ronald Brown, Law Professor at the University of Hawai’i Law School, Wang Tianyu, Professor at Department of Social Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Science, Yan Tian, Assistant Professor & Assistant Dean at Peking University Law School, and Ulla Liukkunen, Professor of Labour Law and Private International Law at Faculty of Law University of Helsinki and Director of the Finnish China Law Center.

Further information about the seminar programme and registration is published on the Center’s website at

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Online Seminar: Smart Courts and the Informatization of China’s Judicial System

On 25 October 2021, the Finnish China Law Center will hold an online mini seminar on the topic of ‘Smart Courts and the Informatization of China’s Judicial System’. The event is part of the Center’s new mini seminar series on topical issues of Chinese law.

The event is free and open to all audiences including lawyers, the business sector, students, scholars, legislature and policymakers interested in topic. However, registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting information.

More information about the programme and registration can be found at 

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Introducing the Nordic China Law Network

The Nordic China Law Network (NCLN) is the initiative of the Finnish Center of Chinese Law and Chinese Legal Culture and the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki. The initiative has been discussed and developed further over the course of three separate Nordic China Law Scholars Meetings held in 2018, 2019 and 2021 hosted by the Center and the Faculty.

The meetings have provided a forum in which scholars from Nordic Law Faculties have exchanged information on Chinese law-related activities and possibilities of collaboration as well as challenges concerning academic China law research.  During the course of these meetings, it was observed that there has been a growing demand from academics in the Nordic states for greater Nordic-wide alignment of China law-related academic activities. Therefore, the idea to create a new pan-Nordic platform to share information and build relationships between scholars and networks across the Nordic was developed. On 17 May 2021, it was decided in the 2021 Nordic China Law Scholars Meeting that a Nordic China Law Network would be established in the form of a loose network without formal structures. This website serves as platform of the Network.

The NCLN and its platform are managed and maintained by the Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki.

The NCLN seeks to first and foremost enable mutual information sharing of China law-related academic events, research and publications at the Nordic level. It provides a channel for communication and information sharing on these issues among scholars carrying out Chinese law and legal culture related research in the Nordic region. By bringing together scholars with the same interest, the NCLN aims to promote Chinese law-related education and research as well as foster long-lasting relationships between scholars across the Nordic.

Based on suggestions from the members, the NCLN will also offer a platform for planning and organizing academic conferences, seminars, workshops, and lectures in the field of Chinese law and legal culture to facilitate academic discussions and dialogues among its members.