Roundtable Discussion: Recent changes in governance and the law in the PRC and Taiwan

ANU China Seminar Series


Various speakers


Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU


Tuesday, 10 April, 2018 - 16:00 to 17:30

In this roundtable the speakers will offer perspectives on recent changes in governance and the law under Xi Jinping in the PRC and in Taiwan. The discussion is particularly timely given the recent announcement of the most significant changes to governance structures in China since the establishment of the PRC in 1949 that will see a comprehensive merger of the party and state. Discussion will focus on three key themes covering both the PRC and Taiwan: the political nature of the administration of justice, judicial reforms and judicial independence in both jurisdictions.

About the speakers

Margaret Lewis is Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law and Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Taiwan University College of Law. Her research focuses on the PRC and Taiwanese legal systems with an emphasis on criminal justice.

Li Ling teaches Chinese politics and law at the University of Vienna. She has written extensively on Chinese courts, corruption in China and is conducting research on the normative system of the Chinese Communist Party.

Susan Trevaskes is Professor of Chinese Studies at Griffith University and an Adjunct Director of CIW. She publishes on justice issues in China, including policing, punishment and the politics of law and order.

After the seminar

All attendees are invited to join us in the CIW Tea House for informal discussion with the guest speaker after the seminar. With the consent of speakers, seminars are recorded and made publicly available through the Seminar Series’ website to build an archive of research on the Sinophone world.
The ANU China Seminar Series is supported by the China Institute and the Australian Centre on China in the World at The Australian National University’s College of Asia & the Pacific.



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