Professor Ming Du
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Professor Ming Du is Professor in Chinese Law and the Director of Centre for Chinese Law and Policy at Durham Law School. Prior to joining Durham in September 2019, he was Professor in Chinese & Comparative Law at University of Surrey from April 2016, and Reader in International Business Law at Lancaster University from September 2013. He was raised in China and completed his Chinese law training at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing. He holds an LLM from Harvard Law School, where he was a Victor and William Fung Fellow and a DPhil from University of Oxford (Brasenose College) where he was a Clarendon Scholar.
His current research focuses on the theoretical and structural issues of global economic governance (trade, investment and finance), China's approach to international law, and the development of the rule of law in contemporary China. He also retains a strong interest in corporate law and cross-border business transations in which he practiced as a qualified lawyer in both New York and Beijing for a number of years.
He sits on editorial boards of Chinese Journal of International Law (OUP), Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (OUP) and Manchester Journal of International Economic Law.
- China's Approach to International Law
- Comparative corporate Law
- Foreign Investment Law
- International dispute settlement
- The Rule of Law in China
- World trade law (WTO)
- China and the International Legal Order
- Foreign Investment Law
- World Trade Law
- Du, Ming (2020). The Regulation of Product Standards in World Trade Law. Oxford:: Hart Publishing.
- Du, M (2016). China in the International Economic Order: New Paradigms and New Directions. Social and Legal Studies 25(1): 123-126.
- Du, M (2015). The BRIC States and Outward Foreign Direct Investment. Journal of International Investment and Trade 16(4): 745-750.
Chapter in book
- Kong QJ & Du M (2020). Is the 'Belt and Road' Initiative the Chinese Vision of Global Governance?. In A Legal Analysis of the Belt & Road Initiative: Towards a New Silk Road?. M Giuseppe & XY Wu Palgrave. 5-20.
- Du, M & Shen, W (2020). The Future of Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Exploring China's Changing Attitude. In Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy. Chaisse, J, Choukroune, L & Jusoh, S. Springer.
- Du, Ming (Accepted). Clearing the fog: Forest Stewardship Council labelling and the World Trade Organization. Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law
- Du, M (2021). Voluntary Eco-Labels in International Trade Law: A Case Study of the EU Eco-Label. Journal of Environmental Law 33(1).
- Du M. & Kong Q.J. (2020). Explaining the Limits of the WTO in Shaping the Rule of Law in China. Journal of International Economic Law 23(4).
- Du, M (2018). How to Define 'Public Morals' in WTO Law? A Critique of Brazil-Taxation and Charges Panel Report. Global Trade and Customs Journal 13(2): 69-74.
- Du, M (2018). Re- Conceptualising the Role of Science in International Trade Disputes. Journal of World Trade 52(5): 697-720.
- Du, M (2018). WTO Regulation of Transnational Private Authority in Global Governance. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 67(4): 867-902.
- Du, M (2016). 'Treatment No Less Favourable' and the Future of National Treatment Obligation in Article III:4 of the GATT 1994 after EC - Seals. World Trade Review 15(1): 139-163.
- Du, M & Deng, F (2016). International Standards as Global Public Goods in the World Trading System. Legal Issues of Economic Integration 43(2): 113-144.
- Du, M (2016). Permitting Moral Imperialism: The Public Morals Exception to Free Trade at the Bar of the World Trade Organization. Journal of World Trade 50(4): 675-704.
- Du, M (2016). The Necessity Test in World Trade Law: What Now?. Chinese Journal of International Law 15(4): 817-847.
- Du, M (2016). The Regulation of Chinese State-owned Enterprises in National Foreign Investment Laws: A Comparative Analysis. Global Journal of Comparative Law 5(1): 118-145.
- Du, M (2015). Explaining China's Tripartite Strategy toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Journal of International Economic Law 18(2): 407-432.
- Du, M (2015). What is a Technical Regulation in the TBT Agreement?. European Journal of Risk Regulation 6(3): 396-404.
- Du, M (2014). China's State Capitalism and World Trade Law. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 63(2): 409-448.
- Du, M (2014). When China's National Champions Go Global: Nothing to Fear but Fear itself?. Journal of World Trade 48(6): 1127-1166.