The largest delegation of legal academics to leave the mainland arrived in Hong Kong yesterday before making a historic visit to Taiwan today. The delegation of about 100 mainland law school deans is a significant effort at communication across the Taiwan Strait. Speaking at City University of Hong Kong, delegation head Zeng Xianyi , dean of Renmin University's law school, said the visit was at the invitation of Soochow University to commemorate the 90th anniversary of its law school and to improve academic exchange across the strait. 'The legal principles, spirit and the legal terms [between the mainland and Taiwan] are very similar. So we will have common ground during the exchange.' Asked whether the Anti-Secession Law would affect the trip, he stressed it was an academic exchange. At yesterday's conference on the development of Chinese legal education, scholars said students should be taught a global vision, as well as an understanding of China's problems and citizenship issues. Wang Chuanli , law dean at the China University of Political Science and Law, said improved education in moral behaviour was necessary. 'With corruption among Chinese officials, and audit firms cooking the books, you see the necessity to boost moral education as part of legal education,' he said.