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International Symposium"China vs Russia: Role of law in the Process of Modernization" Held Successfully

On October 21, 2017, an international academic seminar entitled "China vs Russia: Role of law in the Process of Modernization" has been successfully held in Nanjing. It was hosted by Institute for Chinese Legal Modernization studies (ICLMS), Nanjing Normal University (NNU), Law School of Kazan Federal University of Russia and Collaborative Innovation Center for Regional Rule of Law of collegesin Jiangsu. Sponsors of this seminar are Jiangsu Institute of Legal development, Chinese Legal Institute of Modernization, law school in NNU and Jiangsu Fangde legal research center. the organization board also invited Russian Federation of Kazan University, the Russian National University of Justice, the Supreme Court of Tatarstan in Russia, the University of Missouri Kansas City branch and other experts and scholars, and welcomed the participation of China University of Political Science and Law, the Central University for Nationalities, Jilin University, East China University of Political Science and Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Zhengzhou University, Heilongjiang University, Henan University of Economics and Law, Jiangsu Provincial Higher People's Court, Jiangsu Academy of Social Sciences, NNU, Yangzhou University, Jiangsu Fangde law firm and other units of experts and scholars. In the autumn, all the deputies gathered to discuss an important issue of the development of the rule of law in the process of modernization in China and Russia.

Professor Hu Minqiang, secretary of the party committee in NNU, Professor Tarkhanov, academic leader of the Federal University of Kazan Law School in Russia, Professor Valeev, vice president of the Law School of the Kazan Federal University in Russia, former principal of East China University of Political Science and Law, Professor He Qinghua, president of the History Research Association, and Professor Xia Jinwen, dean of the Jiangsu Provincial Academy of Social Sciences attended the opening ceremony. The opening ceremony was presided over by Professor Gong Pixiang, dean of China Institute of Modernization of Law. On behalf of NNU, Hu Minqiang welcomed all experts and scholars to come to Nanjing to participate in the seminar. Professor Tarkhanov and Professor He Qinhua also spoke for the significance and value of this seminar respectively.

The keynote speech of the meeting was co-hosted by Professor Xia Jinwen, Dean of Academic Committee of Jiangsu Academy of Social Sciences and Professor Li Li from Law School of NNU. Professor Huang Daoxiu, Professor He Qinghua, Professor Thomas and Professor Gong Tingtai of China University of Political Science and Law, respectively, made keynote speeches on the development of the rule of law in Russia from 2006 to 2016, the contrast and difference in the development of the rule of law between China and Russia, and contemporary legal imperialism.

The afternoon seminar was divided into two modules. Professor Tharkhanov and Professor Hu Xingjian of Southwest University of Political Science and Law co-hosted the first unit symposium. Prof. Safin, Kazan Federal University of Russia, and Associate Professor Wang Haijun, East China University of Politics and Law, were as commentators. Russia Associate Professor Voronin Federal University of Kazan, China University of Political Science Professor Yan Yimei, Russia Kazan Federal University Korolev senior lecturer, Central University for Nationalities Professor Zhang Junjie, Heilongjiang University Professor Wei Jianguo, Professor Wang Jianguo of Zhengzhou University, Yangzhou University Professor Yang Changyu, Associate Professor Gubaydullin from Kazan Federal University in Russia and Associate Professor Chen Fusheng from Yangzhou University delivered the keynote speech. Professor Valeev and Professor Huang Daoxiu co-chaired the second unit seminar. Professor Serech of Russian National Judicial University and Professor Xu Xiaoqing of Southwest University of Political Science and Lawwereas commentators.

The closing ceremony was presided over by Professor Cai Daotong, dean of law school in NNU. In conclusion, Professor Valeev pointed out that all participants had a thorough discussion on the legal and judicial issues in Russia. The Chinese scholars' familiarity with Russia was impressive. With such an opportunity, it is very commendable that these Chinese scholars can re-examine their laws from a foreign perspective about the issue of common interest. Professor He Qinghua pointed out in conclusion that the content of the conference can be divided into six aspects: the rule of law and its practice, the history and culture of the rule of law, the  pivotal role of procedural law in the development of a country under the rule of law, and the technical support of the rule of law in the comparative law field , Property law and other interesting issues related to the rule of law, which have tremendously benefited both sides and will definitely leave a good memory in the history of Sino-Russian legal culture exchanges.