Jan 04
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Administrative Law Dimensions of China’s Belt & Road Initiative

The Administrative Law Dimensions of China’s Belt & Road Initiative

Neysun A. Mahboubi

Date: Jan 4, 2019 (Friday)

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Venue: A723, 7/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Language: English


China’s Belt & Road Initiative, first put forward in 2013, lately has come to dominate reporting and analysis about China’s emerging global role. Nevertheless, details about the Initiative and its practical effects remain poorly understood and under theorized. This presentation will consider the administrative law dimensions of the Initiative, examining the modalities by which concepts like regularity, openness, and transparency of government decisionmaking–as they are being worked out in Chinese administrative law–can help to address some of the greatest challenges that are now facing the Initiative.

About the Speaker

Neysun A. Mahboubi is a Research Scholar of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a Lecturer in Law at Penn Law School. He also hosts the CSCC’s new podcast. His primary academic interests are in the areas of administrative law, comparative law, and Chinese law, and his current writing focuses on the development of modern Chinese administrative law. He is co-chair of the international committee of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, has advised both the Asia Foundation and the Administrative Conference of the United States on Chinese administrative procedure reform, and moderates the Comparative Administrative Law Listserv hosted by Yale Law School. Occasionally, he comments on Chinese legal developments for CGTN America. He has taught at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, the University of Connecticut School of Law, and Yale Law School.


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