Law and Common Prosperity Series 

The Chinese government has recently outlined its vision of promoting “common prosperity” as the next stage in China’s development. Aimed at tackling China’s perennially high levels of income inequality and inadequate social support, the phrase signals a policy aimed at distributing wealth, expanding social mobility, and building a more effective welfare state. China’s ongoing crackdown on its Big Tech firms, with its heavy focus on leveling the playing field for competition in the tech sector, is just one example of this policy in action.  Centre director Angela Zhang will open our series with her presentation on China’s great reversal in regulating the platform economy and the logic behind China’s volatility in regulatory governance. Our invited guests will then discuss potential tax reforms and how they may affect those at the top of China’s income bracket as well as the tech giants.   Our distinguished guests will also talk about the recent labor law reforms on the welfare and protection for gig workers in the digital economy. Join our virtual series to learn about the impact of “common prosperity” on Chinese regulation and governance in the years to come. 

China’s Great Reversal in Regulating the Platform Economy 

Date & Time: September 3, 2021, 13:00 — 14:00 (HKT)

Language: English 

Speaker: Dr. Angela Zhang, Director of the Centre for Chinese Law

Moderator:  Mr. Henry Tan, Q Venture Partners

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Taxing China’s Ultra-Rich and Digital Giants

Date & Time: September 29, 2021, 12:30 — 14:00 (HKT) 

Language: English 

Speaker: Dr. Yue Dai, Shanghai University of Finance and  Economics

Discussant:  Dr. Angela Zhang

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Labor Protection and Insurance for Gig Workers
平台經濟從業者勞動保障 

Date & Time: October 6, 2021, 12:30 — 14:00 (HKT)

Language: Mandarin

Speaker: Professor Lou Yu 婁宇教授, China University of Political Science and Law 
Discussant: Dr. Xuduo Meng 孟續鐸博⼠, Meituan Institute for Legal Policy

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Reforming Labor Rights for Gig Workers 
用工關係調整的制度體系流變與方法革新

Date & Time: October 6, 2021, 12:30 — 14:00 (HKT
Language: Mandarin

Speaker: Dr. Jianfeng Shen 沈建峰博士, Central University of Finance and Economics

Discussant: Dr. Rongqing Ren 任容慶博士, Ali Local Life Service
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