After "Mainland Legal System and Practice Workshop" has achieved good results for two years, Beijing Normal University has continued to carry out this activity this year, further deepening exchanges between institutions of higher learning in mainland and Hong Kong and deepening the understanding of Hong Kong students on legal system and culture in Chinese mainland. This "Workshop for Legal System and Practice in Mainland" attracted a total of 11 students from the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong to Beijing Normal University for study and exchange. In this activity, fruitful results have been achieved and far-reaching social impact has been brought.
In order to pursue a better effect in teaching students from the University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong the mainland's legal system and practice, GUO Shu, HAN Chifeng, SHI Limei and CHAI Rong, four Senior Teachers from the Law School and College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University, as well as CHENG Hu, the Presiding Judge of Administrative Division of the People's High Court of Beijing, delivered five wonderful academic lectures to students from Hong Kong. These lectures mainly focused on the mainland's administrative dispute mechanism, the overview of the mainland's civil law system, the mainland's judicial system and judicial reform, and China's legal culture and tradition.
Presiding Judge CHENG Hu and Hong Kong Students
Teacher HAN Chifeng and Hong Kong Students
During this period, it was the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University. Students of the workshop had the privilege to attend the Sixth Generation of International Forum on Contemporary Criminal Law -The Seminar on International Anti-corruption Experience and China's Practical Experience held in Friendship Hotel, and learned the advanced anti-corruption experience and theoretical achievements at home and abroad.
In order to let Hong Kong students at the workshop know more about the mainland's legal system and practice, the Law School and College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University arranged for them to attend the cases in the Administrative Division of Beijing No.4 Intermediate People's Court and the Civil Division of Beijing Xicheng Primary People's Court. Hong Kong students at the workshop had a heated discussion on the establishment of courts in mainland China, the jurisdiction of administrative divisions, restrictions on abuse of the right of appeal, the jurisdiction of second instance, judges' right to obtain evidence, lawyers' participation and administrative coordination.
Judges in Beijing No.4 Intermediate People's Court and Hong Kong students
At the same time, the Law School and College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University also arranged for Hong Kong students to visit Jingsh Law Firm and exchange with lawyers there. The lawyers of Jingsh Law Firm made in-depth communication through a forum. Through observing the proceedings of the cases and visiting law firms, Hong Kong students have a more intuitive understanding of the differences between mainland legal practice and Hong Kong legal practice.
Hong Kong Teachers and Students communicate with Lawyers of Jingsh Law Firm
During the weekend, the Law School and College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University also organized Hong Kong students to visit Beijing's historic sites such as Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Houhai, Temple of Heaven, and South Luogu Lane, so that they could understand the long-standing Chinese civilization. In the tour in Beijing, Hong Kong students have a deep understanding of the extensive and profound Chinese culture, which has greatly enhanced their cultural identity and deepened mutual understanding between people in Hong Kong and Chinese mainland.
Hong Kong students at National Stadium
Hong Kong students at Temple of Heaven