Dr. Nicholas BEQUELIN is senior researcher on China at Human Rights Watch, based in Hong Kong. He obtained his PhD in History from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS,) Paris, in 2001, and is a graduate in Chinese from the School of Oriental Languages and Civilisations (INALCO), also in Paris. His publications have appeared in The China Journal, The China Quarterly, Asian Studies as well as many newspapers and magazines. He is a regular commentator for major international media on legal, political and human rights developments in China. During his visit to Yale, Dr. Bequelin will research the rule of law and human rights.
Ms. SONG Jihong is the Deputy Division Chief for the Administrative Reconsideration Department of China’s State Council Office of Legislative Affairs. She received her B.A. in law from Qingdao University and her M.A. in law from China University of Political Science and Law. Director SONG’s research while at Yale will focus on the U.S. experience with certain issues relating to implementing and improving government information disclosure.
Ms. GUO Xinmei is an official with the Administrative Reconsideration Department of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Office of Legislative Affairs. She received both her B.A. and M.A. of law from Soochow University. During her tenure at Yale, Ms. GUO will research U.S. law and practices related to commercial registration and supervision as part of China’s current initiative, in which Shanghai plays a pioneering role, to relax market entry requirements and strengthen ex-post regulation.
Professor BI Yanying is a professor of law and Deputy Dean of the University of International Relations Law School, where she teaches administrative law, administrative litigation law and national security law. She has edited, authored, and co-authored 15 books on administrative law and more than 50 papers on administrative and national security law. She has been appointed Director of the newly established Research Center of National Security and Administrative Law of the University of International Relations. While at Yale, Professor BI will research issues relating to the development of administrative procedure and national security laws for China.