China Law Center Co-Hosts Workshop on Anti-Corruption Reform in China
On January 12-13, 2008, Yale Law School’s China Law Center co-hosted a successful workshop in Beijing on anti-corruption reform in China. The workshop, “Constructing Legal Institutions for Anti-Corruption,” brought together top scholars, policymakers, judges and prosecutors to debate institutional and legal reforms that would help address the serious corruption problem China faces, despite its 25 years of rapid economic growth.
Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Susan Rose-Ackerman, who led a delegation of U.S. experts, highlighted the danger of failing to address corruption, noting corruption’s contribution to economic inequality. The frank and sometimes heated discussion included issues of transparency, the need for institutional independence, administrative and regulatory reforms, the role of the media, and other reforms which might help check or prevent corruption.