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Themes - Law and Regulatory Policy

The current political and economic status of China as a key international actor is increasingly reflected in its regulatory approaches. External legal standards have been strategically readapted and reformulated rather than absorbed, with China acting more and more often as an active international rule- and practice-maker. We acknowledge the hybrid character of the Chinese approaches to normativity (combining Confucian, communist and commercial influences), and aim at exploring legal phenomena in their social, political, economic and cultural context.

The theme on law and regulatory policy that seeks to analyse implications of the focus on rule of law, which forms an integral part of the ‘new normal’ agenda. It examines Chinese legal reforms, policy development, regulatory framework and dispute resolution practices on the domestic, regional and global levels.