Bay Area Experience: Evidence-based Policy Webinar Series – Economic Integration and the Law in the Greater Bay Area: How the Qianhai Court Handled Hong Kong- and Macau-Related Cases

24 June 2022   |   11:00–12:15 (GMT+8)



Prof. Chao Xi Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK
Prof. Dicky Tsang Associte Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK
Dr Xiaoyan Hou Honorary Research Fellow, Chinese Law Programme, HKIAPS, CUHK
Prof. Fanny M. Cheung Senior Advisor, Faculty of Social Science and HKIAPS, CUHK


The effective resolution of civil disputes is widely regarded as part of the critical infrastructure required for sustainable economic growth. It is therefore important to form an empirical understanding of how disputes in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) are resolved. Drawing upon a dataset of all publicly accessible court judgments handed down by the Qianhai Court, Shenzhen, during the 2015 – 2020 period, this talk reports the preliminary findings of an empirical project that looks into the Court’s handling of Hong Kong- and Macau-related cases. Also to be discussed are the implications of these findings for cross-border dispute resolution in the GBA.

Policy Research @ HKIAPS, CUHK

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