Published: 21 October 2016

Surrey’s China Law Centre trains Chinese Legislative Officers

More than 20 officers from the Legislative Affairs Commission (LAC), the legislative body of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China, visited the School of Law and the recently established Centre for Chinese Law and Social – Legal Studies.

The purpose of the visit was to exchange ideas with School on how UK law deals with some of the similar pressing issues faced by the LAC.

Professor Vince Emery, Senior Vice President of Global Strategy and Engagement, warmly welcomed the delegation on behalf of the University and expressed strong support to further China–UK dialogue and collaboration on rule of law.

Two leading public law experts from the School of Law, Luke Mason and Dr Theodore Konstadinides, offered training sessions to the delegation on pension schemes and legislation evaluation in the UK. Their excellent lectures triggered enormous interest and heated debate among the Chinese legislative officers.

Professor Ming Du, Professor of Chinese and Comparative Law and the Director of the China Law Centre, introduced the mission of the Centre to the delegation and invited the LAC to visit the School of Law again in the future. 

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