Richard W. Daynes, Legal Adviser to the US Federal Ministry of Justice, visited the PKULS
On the morning of November 6, 2019, Mr. Richard W. Daynes, Legal Adviser to the US Department of Justice, and Ms. Li Wenxin, Legal Commissioner of the US Department of Justice visited our school. Prof. Chen Yongsheng from PKULS warmly welcomed the visitors. Later, the two sides held a symposium on the hot issues in the judicial practice of China and the United States in Room 502 of Chen Ming Building.
At the beginning of the meeting, Prof. Chen Yongsheng first welcomed the visit of Mr. Du Xikai and Ms. Li Wenxin. Prof. Chen pointed out that there are many similar problems in the criminal justice practice between China and the United States. In recent years, in the process of revising and perfecting the criminal procedure code and implementing judicial reform, China has absorbed the elements of the US confrontation lawsuit to a certain extent. This exchange activity is of great significance for in-depth understanding and comparative study of the current criminal justice system in both countries.
During the symposium, Prof. Du Xikai and Prof. Chen Yongsheng mainly exchanged views on the causes and prevention mechanisms of criminal cases in China and the United States, the development experience of criminal legal aid in China and the United States, and the current status of the Sino-US prosecution and negotiation system. Mr. Du Xikai focused on the relevant judicial experience in the United States in conjunction with his 24 years of prosecutor performance. Mr. Du Xikai also pointed out that China's judicial reforms have been very strong in recent years, and the achievements have been very significant. I hope that the two sides can further broaden the study and exchange of the judicial system in the future.
After the symposium, Prof. Chen Yongsheng and Assistant Dean of the School of Law Li Yuanyuan led Mr. Du Xikai and Ms. Li Wenxin to visit the school. The visit was successfully concluded.
Mr. Du Xikai and his team discussed with Prof. Chen
Mr. Du Xikai and Prof. Chen Yongsheng took a group photo at Chen Minglou, Peking University Law School
Translated by Wen Yuting
Edited by Wen Yuting