2023 JCICEL Conference | Session 2: Recent developments in China’s Approaches to Domestic Economic Governance


Building Back Better: China’s Policy and Legal Approaches and Global Implications

Amid the ongoing effort to combat COVID-19 worldwide, it is more important and more timely than ever to consider the development of China’s policy and regulatory approaches to ensure a sustainable, resilient recovery. This conference aims to bring researchers from Tsinghua Law School and UNSW Law & Justice together to discuss the policy and regulatory developments in a wide range of fields including international trade law, international investment law, banking & finance law, intellectual property law, corporate law, competition law, environmental law and dispute resolution, focusing on cutting-edge issues faced by China in building back better.


Xue (Sophia) Bai 2023

Dr Xue (Sophia) Bai has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree at UNSW Law in 2021, where she conducted doctrinal research on the ‘Reform of Chinese State-Owned Enterprises: What China can Learn from the Practice of Competitive Neutrality Policy in Australia.’ Her thesis has been co-awarded the Concurrences 2022 Law PhD. Thesis Award, which aims to identify and publish notable works of research which explore specific topics within the realms of competition and regulation law or economic law. 

Prior to commencing her PhD degree, Dr Bai was awarded her LLB and LLM degrees in Law at Beijing Jiaotong University. Dr Bai’s current research is in the area of competition law and policy. Her recent co-authored article is published in the International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 

Xin (Sean) Tang

As a professor at Tsinghua University School of Law and the director of Tsinghua University Law School Commercial Law Centre, Xin Tang’s interests focus on capital market law and comparative corporate governance. Tang published widely in the fields of protection of securities market investors, fiduciary duties of the directors and controlling shareholders, minority shareholder litigation, merger and acquisition of the listed companies and legal liabilities of market abuse. He also visited and taught at leading universities in US and Israel. Professor Tang served as a member of the Merger and Restructuring Review Commission of China Securities Regulatory Commission, an agency empowered by the securities market regulator in China to regulate the merger and acquisition of the public companies, he is now sitting in the Listing Board of Shanghai Stock Exchange, the biggest securities market in China.


Kun Fan 2023

Kun Fan is Associate Professor of UNSW Law and Justice's China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre. She was named Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Scholar in Arbitration & Commercial Law in 2017 and received numerous awards in recognition of her academic contribution. She held academic positions at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and was also a Visiting Scholar of the Harvard Yenching Institute (2012-2013) and a Visiting Scholar at Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) (2023). She also has extensive experience in ADR practice, having worked as counsel, legal expert, secretary for the arbitration tribunal, arbitrator and domain names panellist, and deputy counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She is called to the New York Bar, an Academic Council Member of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration, a Domain Names Panellist of the HKIAC and the ADNDRC, an Accredited Mediator of the HKMAAL, and an Arbitrator of a number of arbitration institutions. 

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