Professor Ming Du
Professor in Chinese Law
|Professor in Chinese Law in the Durham Law School||PCL177||+44 (0) 191 33 40203|
|Fellow in the Centre for Sustainable Development Law and Policy|
|Professor in Chinese Law in Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences)|
Professor Ming Du is Professor in Chinese Law and the Director of Centre for Chinese Law and Policy at Durham Law School. Prior to joining Durham in September 2019, he was Professor in Chinese & Comparative Law at University of Surrey from April 2016, and Reader in International Business Law at Lancaster University from September 2013. He was raised in China and completed his Chinese law training at Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing. He holds an LLM from Harvard Law School, where he was a Victor and William Fung Fellow and a DPhil from University of Oxford (Brasenose College) where he was a Clarendon Scholar.
His current research focuses on the theoretical and structural issues of global economic governance (trade, investment and finance), China's approach to international law, and the development of the rule of law in contemporary China. He also retains a strong interest in corporate law and cross-border business transations in which he practiced as a qualified lawyer in both New York and Beijing for a number of years.
He sits on editorial boards of Chinese Journal of International Law (OUP), Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (OUP) and Manchester Journal of International Economic Law.
- The Rule of Law in China
- China's Approach to International Law
- World trade law (WTO)
- Foreign Investment Law
- International Dispute Settlement
- Comparative Law
- Public International Law and International Relations
- Centre for Chinese Law and Policy
- Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences
- Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law
- Du, Ming (2020). The Regulation of Product Standards in World Trade Law. Oxford:: Hart Publishing.
- M Du (2021). A Chinese Theory of International Law. Asian Journal of International Law 11(2): 392-393.
- Du, M (2016). China in the International Economic Order: New Paradigms and New Directions. Social and Legal Studies 25(1): 123-126.
- Du, M (2015). The BRIC States and Outward Foreign Direct Investment. Journal of International Investment and Trade 16(4): 745-750.
Chapter in book
- Du, M. (2023). Chinese State-Owned Enterprises and International Investment Law. In State Capitalism and International Investment Law. Delimatsis, Panagiotis, Dimitropoulos, Georgios & Gourgourinis, Anastasios London: Bloomsbury. 161-184.
- Du, Ming (2023). Dashed Hopes? The Limits of International Economic Norms in Promoting the Rule of Law in China. In Chinese Legality: Ideology, Law and Institutions. Hua, Shiping London: Routledge. 73-93.
- Du, Ming (2023). Article 4 and Annex 3 TBT: Preparation, Adoption and Application of Standards and Code of Good Practice. In Commentaries on World Trade Law: Volume 4 Technical Barriers and SPS Measures. Wagner, Markus Leiden: Brill. 4: 400-425.
- Bush, Chunping & Du, Ming (2022). Towards a Win-Win EU-China Bilateral Investment Treaty: Challenges and Prospects. In China and the Belt and Road Initiative. Kim, Young-Chan Cham: Springer. 145-177.
- Du, M & Shen, W (2021). The Future of Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Exploring China's Changing Attitude. In Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy. Chaisse, J, Choukroune, L & Jusoh, S. Singapore: Springer. 2483-2506.
- Kong QJ & Du M (2020). Is the 'Belt and Road' Initiative the Chinese Vision of Global Governance? In A Legal Analysis of the Belt & Road Initiative: Towards a New Silk Road?. M Giuseppe & XY Wu Palgrave. 5-20.
- Du, M (2015). The Place of Chinese State-owned Enterprises in WTO Law: An Analysis of United States- Definitive Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from China. In China and International Commercial Dispute Resolution. Shan, WH & Liu, Q Brill. 306-332.
- Du, M (2014). Look before You Leap: The Case for China's Tripartite Strategy towards the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In Regional Cooperation and Free Trade Agreements in Asia. Hu, JX & Vanhullebusch, M Brill. 99-119.
- Du, M (2013). Standard of Review in TBT Cases. In Research Handbook on the WTO and Technical Barriers to Trade. Epps, Tracey & Trebilcock, Michael J. Edward Elgar. 164-203.
- Du, Ming (2023). Unpacking the Black Box of China's State Capitalism. German Law Journal 24(1): 125-150.
- Du, M. (2023). Huawei Strikes Back: Challenging National Security Decisions before Investment Arbitral Tribunals. Emory International Law Review 37(1): 1-54.
- Du, M. (2022). From “Non-market Economy” to “Significant Market Distortions” Rethinking the EU Anti-Dumping Regulation and China’s State Interventionism. Yearbook of European Law
- Du, M. (2022). China's State-owned Enterprises and International Investment Law. Georgetown Journal of International Law 53(4).
- Du, Ming (2021). Clearing the fog: Forest Stewardship Council labelling and the World Trade Organization. Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law 30(1): 81-94.
- Du, M (2021). Voluntary Eco-Labels in International Trade Law: A Case Study of the EU Eco-Label. Journal of Environmental Law 33(1): 167-193.
- Ming, Du (2021). The Status of Chinese State-owned Enterprises in International Investment Arbitration: Much Ado about Nothing? Chinese Journal of International Law 20(4): 785-815.
- Du M. & Kong Q.J. (2020). Explaining the Limits of the WTO in Shaping the Rule of Law in China. Journal of International Economic Law 23(4): 885-905.
- Du, M (2018). WTO Regulation of Transnational Private Authority in Global Governance. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 67(4): 867-902.
- Du, M (2018). Re- Conceptualising the Role of Science in International Trade Disputes. Journal of World Trade 52(5): 697-720.
- Du, M (2018). How to Define 'Public Morals' in WTO Law? A Critique of Brazil-Taxation and Charges Panel Report. Global Trade and Customs Journal 13(2): 69-74.
- Du, M (2016). Permitting Moral Imperialism: The Public Morals Exception to Free Trade at the Bar of the World Trade Organization. Journal of World Trade 50(4): 675-704.
- Du, M & Kong, QJ (2016). EC-Seal Products: A New Baseline for the Global Economic Governance and National Regulatory Autonomy Debate in the Multilateral Trading System. Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 13(1): 2-21.
- Du, M & Deng, F (2016). International Standards as Global Public Goods in the World Trading System. Legal Issues of Economic Integration 43(2): 113-144.
- Du, M (2016). The Regulation of Chinese State-owned Enterprises in National Foreign Investment Laws: A Comparative Analysis. Global Journal of Comparative Law 5(1): 118-145.
- Du, M (2016). 'Treatment No Less Favourable' and the Future of National Treatment Obligation in Article III:4 of the GATT 1994 after EC - Seals. World Trade Review 15(1): 139-163.
- Du, M (2016). The Necessity Test in World Trade Law: What Now? Chinese Journal of International Law 15(4): 817-847.
- Du, M (2016). China's 'one Belt, One Road' Initiative: Context, Focus, Institutions, and Implications. Chinese Journal of Global Governance 2(1): 30-43.
- Du, M (2015). Explaining China's Tripartite Strategy toward the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Journal of International Economic Law 18(2): 407-432.
- Du, M (2015). Taking Stock: What Do We Know, and Do Not Know, about the National Treatment Obligation in the GATT/WTO Legal System? Chinese Journal of Global Governance 1(1): 67-95.
- Du, M (2015). What is a Technical Regulation in the TBT Agreement? European Journal of Risk Regulation 6(3): 396-404.
- Du, M (2015). The Case against China's Joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Transnational Dispute Management 12(1): 1-13.
- Du, M (2014). China's State Capitalism and World Trade Law. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 63(2): 409-448.
- Du, M (2014). When China's National Champions Go Global: Nothing to Fear but Fear itself? Journal of World Trade 48(6): 1127-1166.
- Du, M (2012). Has the WTO Appellate Body Pushed the Limits of Global Governance in China-Publications Case? Chinese Journal of International Law 11(1): 227-234.
- Du, M (2011). The Rise of National Regulatory Autonomy in the GATT/WTO Regime. Journal of International Economic Law 14(3): 639-675.
- Du, M (2010). Standard of Review under the SPS Agreement after EC - Hormones II. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 59(2): 441-459.
- Du, M (2010). Reducing Product Standards Heterogeneity through International Standards in the WTO: How Far across the River? Journal of World Trade 44(2): 295-318.
- Du, M (2010). Autonomy in Setting Appropriate Level of Protection under the WTO Law: Rhetoric or Reality? Journal of International Economic Law 13(4): 1077-1102.
- Du, M (2007). Domestic Regulatory Autonomy under the TBT Agreement: From Non-Discrimination to Harmonization. Chinese Journal of International Law 6(2): 269-306.
- Du, M (2007). Does China Need Competition Law? Journal of Business Law (3): 182-208.
- Du, M & Li, Kevin (2005). Antitrust Control of Merger & Acquisition in Transitional Economies: A Case Study of China. Journal of Business Law (9): 597-616.