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Copyright and International Negotiations provides a historical study of the development of Chinese copyright law in terms of China's contemporary political economy and the impact that international copyright law has had. The analysis shows how China's copyright system is intertwined with censorship and international copyright law and how this has affected freedom of expression. China still enforces an old censorship regime that clamps down on free expression despite a modern system of copyright rules which should function as an engine of free expression.
The book explores the development and architecture of Chinese copyright law in parallel with international copyright law, clarifies China's nuanced patterns of the control of free expression through copyright law, and identifies a breakthrough for neutralising the impact of China's censorship policies through copyright law.
Examines a topic rarely dealt with in Chinese copyright law scholarship, providing an overall understanding of Chinese copyright law
The analysis of copyright and freedom of expression presents a new understanding of this relationship
Examining the historical development of China's copyright law exposes readers to the external influences on Chinese and international copyright law
George G. Chen is an expert on China’s judicial system and legal policies. He is the author of Copyright and International Negotiations: An Engine of Free Expression in China?, a monograph published in 2017 by the Cambridge University Press. He has advised the Chinese and European governments on a variety of legal projects within the framework of the Sino-EU-Dialogue on the State of Rule of Law. Chen has a PhD in law from the University of Göttingen. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), and the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge. He was a Visiting Academic of the PCMLP based at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies of the University of Oxford and a research fellow and Konrad Adenauer scholar at the University of Göttingen.
Activating The National People’s Congress: Law making on Behalf of the Party Center, MERICS China Monitor No. 37, March 1, 2017. (with Matthias Stepan)
The function of judical reforms in Xi Jinping’s agenda: Rectifying local governance through reforms of the judicial system, in: MERICS Papers on China, 1: China´s Core Executive, June 2016. (with Kristin Shi-Kupfer)
The Ongoing Ideological War on Campus in China, in: Controversy beyond the Government, MERICS China Update 3/2016.
China’s new circuit tribunals allow tighter control of judiciary, February 7, 2017.
A national supervision system: the CCP’s new permanent anti-corruption campaign, January 12, 2017. (with Mareike Ohlberg)
Why China relies on outsiders to get the inside story, November 2, 2016. (with Kristin Shi-Kupfer)
China's whitened White Paper on human rights, September 21, 2016.
Copyright and International Negotiations: an Engine of Free Expression in China? Cambridge University Press, May 2017.
How Big a Deal is the New U.S.-China Trade Deal?, in: ChinaFile, A ChinaFile Conversation, May 16, 2017.
A chip of controlling free expression: why China wants to “trade” its copyright protection?, in: Cambridge Core Blog, April 6, 2017.
China’s New Circuit Tribunals Allow Tighter Control of Judiciary, in Oxford Human Rights Hub, March 6, 2017.
TPP is Dead, Now What?, in ChinaFile, A ChinaFile Conversation, January 31, 2017.
A Whitened White Paper on Human Rights, in Oxford Human Rights Hub, September 19, 2016.
Piercing the Veil of State Sovereignty: how China’s Censorship Regime into Fragmented International Law can Lead to a Butterfly Effect. Global Constitutionalism: Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law (Vol. 3, no. 1, March 2014), 31-70, Cambridge University Press
德国联邦宪法法院典型判例研究 (Studies of Classical Case Law of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany) 法律出版社 (The Law Press) 2015
德国联邦宪法法院视角下的意见表达自由及其限制：从吕特案出发 (Starting from Lüth: Freedom of Expressing Opinions and Its Restrictions in the Perspective of the German Federal Constitutional Court) 载 《德国联邦宪法法院典型判例研究》, 196-227页，法律出版社 (in Studies of Classical Case Law of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, 196-227, the Law Press)
德国新环境行政法之立法经验及其对中国之启示 (The Legislation Experience of the New German Environmental Administrative Law and Its Implications for China) 载 《南京工业大学学报（社会科学版）》第11卷第3期23－28页，2012年<(2012) 11:3 Journal of Nanjing University of Technology (Social Science Edition), 23-28.
国际版权法碎片化视野下发展中国家的知识获取及对中国之启示 (Access to Knowledge in Developing Countries from the Perspective of Fragmentation of International Copyright Law and its Significance to China) 载 《国际经济法学刊》第18卷第1期183－201页，2011年（北京大学出版社）；(2011) 18 Chinese Journal of International Economic Law, 183-201, Peking University Press
千年发展目标转化为法律：从国际法角度看性别平等及母婴权利保护目标的实现 (The Legal Conversion of the Millennium Development Goals: the Realization of Gender Equality and Protection of Maternal and Children Rights from the Perspective of International Law) 载《中德法学论坛》第八辑231-253页，2010年（法律出版社）；(2010) 8 Sino-German Jurisprudence Forum, 231-253, The Law Press
从基本权利看跨国公司网络数据保护的法律责任 (Liabilities of the Transnational Corporation for Data Protection in Internet) 载《中德法学论坛》第五辑 180－198页，2007年（南京大学出版社）；(2007) 5 Sino-German Jurisprudence Forum, 180-198, Nanjing University Press
旅德华人学者眼中的两会, Interview with Deutsche Welle, March 4, 2017.