Peter A Allard School of Law

Canada-China Legal Cooperation Webinar: Is there a Path Forward?

Canada China Flag

Until the arrest of MENG, Wanzhou in Vancouver and the detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor in China in December 2018, Canada and China were continuing to improve and expand their friendly cooperation in legal and judicial matters.  

Experts from both China and Canada will describe the past pillars of cooperation and experiences of both sides to date. There will be a focus on the importance of judicial independence in Canada, which has contributed to many of the misunderstandings in the current Canada-China relationship. We will also explore the evolution of the rule and law in China and the contributions that Canada has made to its development. Coming out of the session, it is hoped that both sides (including lawyers, scholars and officials) will seek to build trust and respect in areas of common interest (such as law enforcement, rule of law and transparency).  That said, it is recognized that there  are very significant challenges to the current situation that must be first resolved. 

Co-hosted by: Centre for Business Law, Centre for Asian Legal Studies and Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives 
Co-led by: McMillan LLP and Zhong Lun Law Firm

This event qualifies for 2 CPD credits 



Mr. Justice Michel Bastarache, C.C., Q.C.
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Prof. Vincent Cheng Yang
Senior Associate, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform & Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR)

Prof. Gu Yongzhong
Professor, China University of Political Science and Law Vice President, China Association of Criminal Procedure Law 

Prof. Jie Cheng
Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law

Prof. Wang Xiumei
Assistant Dean and Professor, College for Criminal Law Science Beijing Normal University

Prof. Huang Feng
Professor, Beijing Normal University 
Vice Chairman, China Society of Private International Law

Andrea Redway
Former Director, International Initiatives Canadian Bar Association

Prof. Liu Xiaohu
Researcher, College for Criminal Law Science
Beijing Normal University


Stephen Wortley
Executive Partner, McMillan LLP

Lingchen Pu
Special Counsel, Zhong Lun Law Firm

  • Centre for Asian Legal Studies
  • Centre for Business Law
  • All Students
  • Alumni
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Faculty
  • Graduate
  • JD
  • Staff
Peter A. Allard School of Law UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Caret A month-view page from a calendar. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Contact A page from a rolodex. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. Instagram An arrow exiting a rectangle. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Mail An envelope. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Play A media play button. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Rss The logo for the Reddit social media service. Rss A symbol with radiating bars indicating an RSS feed. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.