The View of Five Leading Chinese Professors-Administrative Law as a Vehicle For Political Reform in China?

Administrative Law as a Vehicle For Political Reform in China? 

The View of Five Leading Chinese Professors

Presented by American University Washington College of Law, the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

October 23, 2012

  2:30 pm – 4:30 pm


American University Washington College of Law

4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 6th floor

WCL will be hosting a panel of five distinguished and reform-minded Chinese Professors of Constitutional and Administrative Law:

  • WANG Xixin, Vice-Dean, Professor of Law and Founding Director of Center for Public Participation, Peking University School of Law (Beijing)
  • ZHOU Hanhua, Professor of Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing)
  • HE Haibo, Professor of Law, Tsinghua University School of Law (Beijing)
  • SONG Hualin, Associate Professor, Nankai University School of Law (Tianjin)
  • ZHENG Chunyan, Associate Professor, Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)

These five professors will offer their views on administrative law reforms in China over the past 30 years—including a law that permits suing the government, growing public participation opportunities in rulemaking and legislation, and a new framework for openness and transparency in government—as well as their larger political significance.  The professors have been in the forefront of advocating for such reforms, and will discuss what they have meant in practice.  The panel comes precisely at the time of the 10-year transition to a new set of political leaders in China.

The panel will be moderated by Jeffrey Lubbers, WCL Professor of Practice in Administrative Law, American University Washington College of Law.

General Registration, no charge, but required 

To register, please go to For further information, contactOffice of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, 202.274.4075 or

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