Prof. Zhiwei Tong: Chinese Judicial Reform: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities

On Jan 29, we invited Prof. Zhiwei Tong to give a presentation. The topic was Chinese Judicial Reform: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities. Professor Tong is an internationally renowned scholar who has lectured all over the world and at elite institutions in the United States. More importantly, he is a “big V”, one of the great public intellectuals in China and a key opinion leader. He played a role in the investigation and eventual downfall of Bo Xilai, whose trial for corruption received international coverage. His discussion of rule of law and judicial reform has caused great attention in the States. In his presentation he talked about the current judicial reform in China from the perspective of Chinese constitutionalism.