Professor Benjamin van Rooij will be the keynote speaker at the Winston Lord Roundtable Series on Asia, the Rule of Law, and U.S. Foreign Policy: Why is Xi Jinping Focusing China's Communist Party on the "Rule of Law"?  This event is presented by the Asia Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.  Full details below:

October’s fourth plenary session of the Party central committee will focus on the rule of law for the first time. Professor Van Rooij, a leading authority on China’s law and government, will discuss the challenges confronting the PRC in dealing with corruption, pollution, taxation, labor, food safety, and land use, and the urgent need to improve regulation and implementation. Professors Minzner and Li will add their own distinct expert perspectives.

Benjamin van Rooij
John S. and Marilyn Long Chair Professor for U.S.-China Business and Law;
Director, Long U.S.-China Institute for Business and Law, University of California, Irvine

Carl Minzner
Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Ling Li
Senior Research Fellow, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute

Jerome A. Cohen
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Asia, Council on Foreign Relations
Co-Director, NYU U.S.-Asia Law Institute; Professor, NYU Law School

Tuesday, September 16
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Reception
12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Meeting
at the Harold Pratt House
58 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10065

To register, please contact Maxine Builder by e-mail at or 212.434.9749

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