Young China Watchers is honoured to be able to host Professor He for a discussion on wrongful convictions in China and the criminal justice system.

Professor He Jiahong is one of China’s leading experts on criminal evidence, evidential investigation and criminal procedure. He obtained his doctorate in judicial science from Northwestern University in Illinois and is currently professor at the school of law of the People’s University in Beijing. He is also a presenter of legal programs on Chinese national television. He Jiahong comments on, speaks on and works extensively to promote anti-corruption and efforts such as The Innocence Project which strive to correct and reduce the number of wrongful imprisonment cases. He has published widely on the subject of criminal law and is the author of Back from the Dead: A Landmark Ruling of Wrongful Conviction in China. He has written several bestselling crime novels, including Hanging Devils, featuring the lawyer-detective Hong Jun, which has been translated into French, Spanish and Italian.

There will be a cover charge payable at the door of RMB 40 for this event. The cover charge includes one free drink.

Event Location: Face Bar, 26 Dongcaoyuan, Gongti Nanlu, Beijing, 北京市朝阳区工体南路, 东草园26号 (6551 6788). From south gate of Gongti, head south down on Gongti Nanlu. Then immediately east onto Dongcaoyuan, looking for the sign for FaceBar.

Beijing – ‘Criminal Justice in China’ with Professor He Jiahong [Tuesday, April 5]
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