Chinese President Xi Jinping has rued the shortage of Chinese legal professionals to protect the country’s international interests. Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping has rued the shortage of Chinese legal professionals to protect the country’s international interests. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping has rued the shortage of Chinese legal professionals to protect the country’s international interests. Photo: Xinhua
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

As China seeks to boost its legal muscle, what should the West expect?

  • The good news is that China is keen to continue supporting international institutions, using Western legal rules
  • However, law firms currently dominated by US experts must brace themselves for fierce competition ahead

Chinese President Xi Jinping has rued the shortage of Chinese legal professionals to protect the country’s international interests. Photo: Xinhua Chinese President Xi Jinping has rued the shortage of Chinese legal professionals to protect the country’s international interests. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping has rued the shortage of Chinese legal professionals to protect the country’s international interests. Photo: Xinhua
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.