Seminar: Judicial Jurisdiction in China: A Comparative Analysis

Event date
11 March 2024
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Oxford week
HT 9
Members of the University
Law Board Room - St Cross Building

Dicky Tsang, Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law


While the topics of choice of law and enforcement of judgments often take center stage in discussions of Chinese private international law, the realm of judicial jurisdiction in China remains an intriguing enigma. This presentation seeks to unravel this mystery, offering fresh insights into the historical developments of Chinese jurisdictional laws and their intriguing connection with the country's economic progress. The intricacies of China's jurisdictional framework have received relatively little attention. What were the original motivations of the drafters who laid the foundations of the current laws? What compelled the recent amendments? These questions have been largely unexplored. By delving into the evolution of China's jurisdictional landscape since 1949, this talk aims to unveil the underlying correlation with the nation's economic trajectory. To enhance understanding, a comparative analysis will be conducted, juxtaposing the historical developments of China's jurisdictional laws with those of the United States. This approach intends to shed light on the complex interplay between economic growth and the evolution of jurisdiction.


Photo of Dicky Tsang, Associate Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law.

Dr. Dicky Tsang is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Specializing in private international law and company law, his research has been featured in leading international law journals. His works have been cited by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Missouri, and in a WTO dispute-settlement case by the European Union. Dr. Tsang was awarded his LL.B. and PCLL at the University of Hong Kong. He also holds degrees from Georgetown University (S.J.D.), Columbia University (LL.M., J.D.) and University College London (LL.M.).

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Comparative Law