The guest from one of the best universities in the world (number 103 in the QS rankings) expressed his vision of the current affairs.
Dr. Yang opined that sharing experience is important for further development of both Russian and Chinese law systems. He said that currently judicial reforms are the most pertinent issues for both countries. Chinese system need this reform, said he, because rapidly developing economy often comes in contradiction with obsolete regulations.
Thus it is vital for Russia and China to “synchronize watches” in this matter, continued Dr. Yang. This is not something entirely new for both parties. During the early days of the People's Republic many Chinese lawyers graduated from Soviet universities. And nowadays the planned Russian-Chinese university in Shenzhen should become a research and education base for the law students and practitioners of both states.
Chinese society is quite conservative in its approach to both cultural and law matters, said Prof. Yang. Chinese people strive to preserve a harmonious society and be in sync with the society as a whole. This is achieved mainly through cherishing and strengthening family values.
Of course, 90 minutes were not enough to quench the attendants' thirst for knowledge and to ask all their questions. However, the visitor from Shanghai clearly managed to attract students' attention to the Chinese law system.