China Studies Master Students Visited Guangdong Higher People's Court
On Wednesday, October 28, the JNU students from the China Studies master’s program visited The Higher People’s Court of Guangdong Province. This was a unique experience, as it was the first time in history that a group of international students had been allowed within The Higher People’s Court of Guangdong Province.
Firstly there was a complete tour of The Higher People’s Court, where the JNU students learned about the court’s rich history. Included in the tour were historical artifacts kept in the court, brief lessons on key judges throughout China’s judicial history, and explanations for the artwork in and around the courtroom.
Finally, the JNU delegation sat with leading representatives from The Higher People’s Court of Guangdong Province. This meeting culminated in a seminar and finally an open discussion about China’s judicial system, with the students being able to ask specific questions about legal counsel and legal proceedings within the Chinese court system, and how the Chinese courts differed from courts in their own country, leading to an important exchange of cultural information for everyone present.
Revised by Samuel
Photo by Xu Zhiyi