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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.

ThinkChina has assembled a thematic group within 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. 

The group's research projects have been conducted in the areas of trade and investment law, international commercial arbitration, energy and environmental law. They have been funded by, inter alia, Dreyers Fond, Sino-Danish Center and S.C. Van Fonden.

Chair and contact person: Associate Professor Joanna Jemielniak, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Vice Chair: Assistant Professor Wen Xiang, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Recent activities:

Conference partners: the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Centre for Public Regulation and Administration (CORA), Renmin Law School, ThinkChina.dk, Dreyers Fond, Transnational Dispute Management (TDM).

Seminar partners: the Danish National Research Foundation's Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts), Centre for Public Regulation and Administration (CORA), Renmin Law School, ThinkChina.dk, Dreyers Fond, Transnational Dispute Management (TDM). 

Please see our selection of related information and material on Chinese law and regulatory policies below. The views expressed in these do not necessarily represent the views of ThinkChina or the University of Copenhagen.