China’s New Data Law: Implications of the law for Danish-Chinese Research Collaboration

Organizers: Social Science at Sino Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) and Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) in Shanghai

On 1st November 2021, the new data law of China, the Personal Information Protection Law (PIPL), will be enforced. PIPL sets fundamental requirements for handling of information for entities and regulates cross-border data transfers.

As the new data law is likely to have a strong impact on research in and on China, we have set an international panel of experts to explore the following questions:

  • How does PIPL impact research at a broader scale?
  • How does it fit China’s data policy framework?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities raising from PIPL?
  • How is PIPL likely to impact Danish-Chinese research collaboration?


Date: 26th of October 2021, from 10:30-12:00 CET

10:15-10:30: Registration + coffee

10:30-10:40: “Welcome” by Thomas Trøst Hansen, Innovation Attaché at ICDK, Shanghai

10:40-10:50: “On the importance of Danish-Chinese Research Collaboration” by He Fuxiang, Counsellor of Science, Technology and Innovation at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Denmark

10:50-11:00: “General introduction to China’s data laws and PIPL” Niels Kaffenberger

11:00-11:30: Panel discussion on the impact on Danish-Chinese Research Collaboration

Moderator: Stine Haakonsson, Associate Professor, CBS; Principal Coordinator for SDC Social Science 


  • He Fuxiang, Counsellor of Science, technology and innovation at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Kingdom of Denmark)
  • Wen Xiang (Associate Professor at Centre for Excellence of International Courts, University of Copenhagen)
  • Niels Kaffenberger (Senior Scientific Officer, DLR Project Management Agency)


11:30-12:00: Q&A

Register here

No later than October 22th, 2021