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ZHU Xiao
Professor of Environmental and Resources Law
 
Education Background:Ph.D. in Law, School of Law, Renmin University of China (2003-2006)
Master Degree, School of Law, Zhejiang University (2000-2003)
LL.B., School of Law, Zhejiang University (1996-2000)
Visiting scholar, Liverpool John Moores University, UK (Sept-Dec.2007)
Visiting scholar, Vermont Law School, US(July-Aug. 2011)
Qualification Certificate of Legal Professional Quality (2008)

 
Research Interests:Environment and Resources Law, Social Law, Economic law

 
Courses Taught:Environmental Law

 
External Exchange:Visiting Scholar, Liverpool John Moores University, UK (Sept-Dec 2007)
Visiting Scholar, Vermont Law School, US (Jul-Aug 2011)

 
Appointments:Member of the initial Council of the Environment Law Chapter, Chinese Society for Environmental Science (from Dec.2008)
Initial Council Member of the China Social Law Association (from July 2012)
Initial Council Member of the China Environment and Resources Law Association (from June 2012)
Secretary-General and Executive Council Member of Environment and Resources Law Research Association, Beijing Law Society (from Oct. 2009)
Environmental Law Consultant of Project for Promoting Safer Operations and Emergency Preparedness in the Value Chain of the Chemical Sector, United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP(from June. 2009)
Senior researcher of Study on Public Participation and Risk Communication Regimes in China Related to Industrial Accident Prevention and Preparedness, United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP(from Dec. 2011)
Lawyer in Beijing Dishi Law Firm (from Oct. 2009)
Council Member, Social Law Research Association of China Law Society (from Sept.2006 to July 2012)
Executive Council Member of the Environment and Resources Law Research Association, China Law Society (from Aug.2009 to Aug. 2011)
Secretary-General, Board of Environment Law Education Specialties, ERLRA, CLS (from Aug.2009 to Aug. 2011)
Consultant of Environmental Law Projects in China, Natural Resources Defense Council, NRDC (from Mar. 2009 to Nov. 2010)

 
Honors and Awards:A Study on Remedy of Ecological damages in the Framework of International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution and International Convention on Oil Pollution Fund awarded the Outstanding Paper by Beijing Law Society(Jan. 2007)
Doctorate dissertation-A Study of Socialized Indemnification for Ecological Damage: A Jurisprudential Perspective awarded Outstanding Doctorate Dissertation of Renmin University of China (Sept.2007)
Doctorate dissertation-A Study of Socialized Indemnification for Ecological Damage: A Jurisprudential Perspective was awarded National Outstanding Doctorate Dissertation Nomination, by The Ministry of Education and the State Council (Oct.2008)
A Study of Socialized Indemnification for Ecological Damage: A Jurisprudential Perspective (monograph) awarded the second-class medal of the initial Liqing Environmental Legal Science Prize by Environment Law Chapter, Chinese Society for Environmental Science (Oct.2009)
A Study on Remedy of Ecological damages in the Framework of International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution and International Convention on Oil Pollution Fund awarded the Outstanding Paper of the Forty Law Forum around Bohai Sea Area, by China Law Society(May 2009).
A Study of Socialized Indemnification for Ecological Damage: A Jurisprudential Perspective (monograph), was awarded the (national) Qianduansheng Legal Research Prize Nomination (Dec. 2010).
On Special Requirement of Compensation Liability for Environmental Damage (Political Science and Law, Issue 12, 9009) awarded the first-class medal of the second Liqing Environmental Legal Science Prize by Environment Law Chapter, Chinese Society for Environmental Science (Oct.2011).
The seventh Youth Technology Award by Chinese Society for Environmental Science (Dec.2011).
A Study of Socialized Indemnification for Ecological Damage: A Jurisprudential Perspective (monograph), was awarded the (nationwide) the 6th Wuyuzhang Humanities and Social Sciences Prize Youth Award (Oct. 2012).

 
Selected Publications:Articles
On Classification of Several Environmental Infringing Act without Connected Fault: Concurrently Discuss on the Judicial Application of Liability Undertaking of Unidentified Multiple Environmental Tort, China Legal Science, Issue 5 2011
On Special Requirement of Compensation Liability for Environmental Damage, Political Science and Law, Issue 12 2009
On the Insurability of Environmental Tort Compensation Liability, Academic Journal of Zhongzhou, Issue 3 2007
On 'One Divides into Two' Attributive Principle of Liability of the Ecological Damage and Its Countermeasures, Political Science and Law, Issue 3 2007
Comment on Some Procedural Problems of the First Case of Environmental Administrative License Hearings, Legal Science Monthly, Issue 7 2005
Discourse on Selection System of Representative for Correlative Persons in Environmental Administrative License Hearings, Studies in Law and Business, Issue 5 2005
On the Expert-Compere Regime of Hearing Testimony of Environmental Protection License, Law Review, Issue 5 2005
Does Social Law on the Medium Scope Meaning Exist in the System of Legal Science? -- Concerning the Conception of the Definite Wording of Social Law, Science of Law, Issue 2 2005
Exploration of the Usages of 'Social Law' by Mainland Academics of China, Modern Law Science, Issue 4 2004
Reports
Zhu Xiao et al., Air Quality Information Transparency Index (AQTI): Chinese Urban Air Quality Information Disclosure Urgently Needs Improvement--2010 Annual Urban Air Quality Transparency Index (AQTI) Results and Comparative Study of 20 Domestic and 10 International Cities, Beijing, 2011
IPE, NRDC, Zhu Xiao and Huang Xiangyang, Breaking the Ice on Environmental Open Information--The 2008 Pollution Information Transparency Index (PITI) First Annual Assessment of Environmental Transparency in 113 Chinese Cities, Beijing, 2009
IPE, NRDC and Zhu Xiao, Environmental Open Information: Between Advance and Retreat--The 2009-2010 Pollution Information Transparency Index (PITI) Second Annual Assessment of Environmental Transparency in 113 Chinese Cities, Beijing, 2010

Monographs
Zhu Xiao, A Study of Socialized Indemnification for Ecological Damage: A Jurisprudential Perspective, Beijing: China University of Political Science and Law Publishing House, 2007
Zhu Xiao, Environmental Law (in English), China Environmental Science Press [ISBN 978-7-5111-0787-9]
Zhou Ke, Bie Tao and Zhu Xiao ed., Environmental Administrative Permission Hearings Case Review, Beijing: China Environmental Science Press, 2005
UNEP, A Flexible Framework for Addressing Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness, Translated by Zhu Xiao, UNEP, 2011
Zou Xiong, Zhu Xiao and et al., On Difficulties of Environmental Tort Law, Xiamen: Xiamen University Press, 2010

 
Research Projects:2011, Project Director and Senior Researcher, Study on Public Participation and Risk Communication Regimes in China Related to Industrial Accident Prevention and Preparedness (funded by UNEP)
2010, Project Director, Health-based Urban Atmosphere Government Information Disclosure in China (funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund)
2009, Project Director, Study of Liability Basis on Destruction of Marine Ecosystem (funded by Institute of Oceanography, China)
2009, Project Director, Study of Environmental Information Disclosure's Influence on Prevention of Environmental Health Problem (funded by Beijing Law Society as Key Project of the Year)
2009, Project Director, International Comparison and Reference to Regulate Internal Management of Non-governmental Organization (funded by the Ministry of Civil Affairs)
2009, Project Director, Comparative Study of Charity Legislation Pattern (funded by Ministry of Civil Affairs)
2009, Project Director, Study of Legislation on Social Workers in Major Countries of Every Legal System in the World (funded by Ministry of Civil Affairs as Key Project of the Construction of Social Workers Squad at Ministry Level)
2008, Project Director, Study of Environmental Liability Insurance Legislation (funded by Ministry of Justice)
2006, Project Director, Comparative Studies on Liability of Ecological Damages in the U.S. and Europe (funded by East China University of Political Science and Law)

 
Contact Info:Office: Mingde Law Building, No.59 Zhongguancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing
Phone: 86(0)1062514365
Email: x.zhu@ruc.edu.cn

 
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