02 November 2018

New member of iCourts - Wen Xiang

Wen Xiang is an assistant professor and S.C.Van Fellow of Chinese Law at Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research interests are in the areas of environmental and energy law, risk regulation, trade and environment interactions, and Chinese law in an interdisciplinary context of law, technology, politics, economy and culture.

Wen Xiang's research at iCourts will explore the role of international courts in the development of international environmental law with a focus on climate change litigation at the global, regional, and national levels. The research will also explore the evolving relationship between foreign investment and sustainable development, with a focus on China's Belt and Road Initiative. In addition, the development of informatization of Chinese courts (Smart Court) as being part of the Chinese judicial reform will be researched. His research received grants from S.C.Van Foundation, Sino-Danish Center, National Social Science Foundation of China, Dreyers Foundation, ThinkChina.dk, etc.

Wen Xiang obtained his Ph.D. in Law at Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, and Master of Laws at School of Law, Wuhan University, China. He was a Visiting Scholar (Fall, 2016) at School of Law, Duke University, USA, where he audited three LLM courses and one MBA course. He was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow for a KU 2016 Excellence Programme at University of Copenhagen, and an Associate Fellow (2014-2016) of Center for International Sustainable Development Law, Canada. In addition, he has interned at DG Health and Consumers of the European Commission, Brussels (2009-2010), and the World Health Organization, Geneva (2009). He has been a legal consultant for the Chinese delegation at COP 10 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (2010).