Professor Bing Ling

LLB (Peking) LLM (Mich)
Professor of Chinese Law
Associate Director, Centre for Asian and Pacific Law

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0341
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Website Centre for Asian and Pacific Law
Papers on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Biographical details

Professor Ling joined the Sydney Law School as Professor of Chinese Law in September 2012. Before coming to Australia, he was a professor and founding member of the Faculty of Law of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has also taught at Peking University Law School, University of Michigan Law School and City University of Hong Kong Law School. He received an LLB degree from Peking University in 1989 and an LLM degree from the University of Michigan in 1992. He was awarded a Diploma by the Hague Academy of International Law in 1995. He is the author of books and articles on Chinese civil and commercial law and international law, including Contract Law in China (Sweet & Maxwell Asia, 2002). He was admitted to the Bar of PRC in 1990 and served as an expert witness on Chinese law questions in numerous international litigation and arbitration cases.

Research interests

  • Chinese and comparative contract law
  • Chinese civil law
  • Public international law

Teaching and supervision

  • Introduction to Chinese Law
  • Chinese Laws and Chinese Legal Systems
  • Public International Law
  • Contracts

Selected publications

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Books

  • Ling, B. (2014). Contract Law in China (2nd Edition) (Forthcoming). Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell Asia.
  • Ling, B. (2002). Contract Law in China. Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell Asia.
  • Ling, B. (1999). Chinese Contract Law [in Chinese]. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd.
  • Ling, B. (1995). Criminal Jury Trial Materials: A Comparative Law Study. China: Northwest University.

Book Chapters

  • Ling, B. (2007). The Guo Bihua Case and Rendition of Fugitive Offenders between the Mainland and Macau [Chinese]. In Y Yang, G Rao (Eds.), The Basic Law and Sustainable Development in the Macau SAR, (pp. 123-129). Macau: Association for the Promotion of the Macau Basic Law.
  • Ling, B. (2005). A Case for Extraterritorialty. In Fu Hualing, Carole J. Petersen and Simon N.M. Young (Eds.), National Security and Fundamental Freedoms: Hong Kong's Article 23 Under Scrutiny, (pp. 399-426). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Ling, B. (2004). Extraterritorial Legislative Power of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [Chinese]. In G.Rao (Eds.), High Like Mountains and Long Like Rivers: Collected Essays in Honour of Professor Wang Tieya, (pp. 273-285). China: Peking University Press.
  • Ling, B. (2004). The Book Gifts from Professor Wang [Chinese]. In G.Rao (Eds.), High Like Mountains and Long Like Rivers: Collected Essays in Honour of Professor Wang Tieya, (pp. 355-358). China: Peking University Press.
  • Ling, B. (2000). The Proper Law for the Conflict between the Basic Law and Other Legislative Acts of the National People's Congress. In H. L. Fu, Yash P. Ghai, Yash Ghai (Eds.), Hong Kong's Constitutional Debate: Conflict Over Interpretation, (pp. 151-170). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Journals

  • Ling, B. (2013). The 'confused topic' of act of state under the Hong Kong Basic Law. The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, 1(1), 84-111. [More Information]
  • Ling, B. (2007). Legal Education in Hong Kong: Ten Years after the Handover [English & Chinese]. China Law, 3, 57; 153-59; 156.
  • Ling, B. (2007). Subject Matter Limitation on the NPCSC's Power to Interpret the Basic Law. Hong Kong Law Journal, 37, 619-649.
  • Ling, B. (2006). Can Lai Changxing Be Extradited Back: Legal Issues in the Pursuit of Escaped Criminal Suspects [Chinese]. Bauhinia, 7, 60-61.
  • Ling, B. (2003). The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Limits of the Legislative Power of the National People's Congress. Fazhi Luncong [Forum on Rule of Law], 1, 9-18.
  • Ling, B. (2003). The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Limits of the Legislative Power of the National People's Congress [in Chinese]. Fazhi Luncong [Forum on Rule of Law], 1, 9-18.
  • Wolff, L., Ling, B. (2002). The Risk of Mixed Laws: The Example of Indirect Agency under Chinese Contract Law. Columbia Journal of Asian Law, 15, 173-192.
  • Ling, B. (1999). Applicability of the PRC Crimimal Law in Hong Kong and the Prospect of a Rendition agreement between Hong Kong and the Mainland. Hong Kong Law Journal, 29(393), 421.
  • Ling, B. (1999). Can Hong Kong Courts Review and Nullify Acts of the National People's Congress. Hong Kong Law Journal, 29, 8-16.
  • Ling, B. (1992). Developing Countries and Ozone Layer Protection: Issues, Principles and Implications. Tulane Environmental Law Journal, 6, 91-126.

Conferences

  • Ling, B. (2013). A Tale of Two Jurisdictions: China's State Secret Law and Disclosure Rules on Cross-border Financial Information. Shanghai Forum 2013, Shanghai, China: Presentation.
  • Ling, B. (2013). China's Non-Appearance in the Philippines v. China UNCLOS Arbitration Case. National Institute for South China Studies 2013, Haikou, China: Presentation.
  • Ling, B. (2013). Jurisdictional Conflicts: New Problems for China. Fourth Cross-Strait Forum on International Law 2013, Beijing, China: Presentation.
  • Ling, B. (2013). The Philippines v. China Arbitration Case and the Judicial Settlement of Disputes in the South China Sea. 20th Conference on Maritime Police, Taoyuan, Taiwan: Presentation.
  • Ling, B. (2012). Civil Codification in China. 2012 Thematic Congress of International Academy of Comparative Law, Taipei: National Taiwan University.
  • Ling, B. (2011). Contract Law and the Treatment of Non-Performing Loans in China. Law and Development in China - The Legal Dimension of China’s Development Model (Research Symposium), Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Ling, B. (2011). State Immunity and the 'High Degree of Autonomy' of Hong Kong. 2011 International Law Association Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taiwan: International Law Association.
  • Ling, B. (2010). Communal Interest and the Security of Private Contract in China. A Case Study. 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.
  • Ling, B. (2010). One Country Two Systems and Sovereign Immunity. Second Cross- Strait Symposium on International Law.
  • Ling, B. (2009). China's Response to the Memorandum: Introduction and Critical Assessment. Roundtable on Regional Autonomy and Central-Local Relations in China, Hong Kong, China.
  • Ling, B. (2009). International Legal Effects of the Sino - Japanese Principled Consensus on East China Sea. 16th Academic Conference on Maritime Conference.
  • Ling, B. (2009). Recent Developments in American International Law Theories. 2009 Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of International Law.
  • Ling, B. (2008). Constitutionalism and Acess to Social Justice in China: The Case of 'Nail Household'. Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Academic Conference.
  • Ling, B. (2008). Is One Country Two Systems Model Internationally Applicable? Conference on "One Country Two Systems: Comparative Perspectives".
  • Ling, B. (2007). Does Beijing Have Uncontrained Symposium on 'Hong Kong Ten Years After'. International Symposium on 'Hong Kong Ten Years After'.
  • Ling, B. (2007). Introduction to Chinese contract law since the statute of 15 March 1999. Colloquium on Contract Law in China and Europe Conference.
  • Ling, B. (2007). One Country Two Systems and the Limits to the Power of the NPCSC to Interpret the Basic Law. Conference on the Retrospects and Prospects of the Basic Law.
  • Ling, B. (2007). The Case of Guo Bihau and Rendition of Criminal Fugitives between Macau and Mainland China. Conference on "The Basic Law and the Sustainable Development of Macau SAR", Macau.
  • Ling, B. (2006). Contribution of Judge Ni Zhengyu to the work of The International Court of Justice. Symposium in memory of Judges Ni Zhengyu and Li Haopei on Their 100th birthday, Suzhou.
  • Ling, B. (2006). The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property and China's Position. Conference on the New Developments and Trends in International Law, Tongli.
  • Ling, B. (2005). Henkin's International Legal Theory and the Recent Development in American Scholarship on International Law. 2005 Symposium of International Law Scholars in East China.
  • Ling, B. (2005). Sovereignty as Responsibility to Protect: A Preliminary Analysis. 2005 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of International Law.
  • Ling, B. (2004). Excessive Claims of Jurisdiction and Transnational Economic Regulation. Conference on China's Peaceful Development and International Law, Beijing.
  • Ling, B. (2004). Fragmentation of the Contemporary International Legal System. 2004 Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of International Law on China's Road to Peaceful Development.
  • Ling, B. (2004). State Responsibility for Violation of International Humanitarian Law. Symposium on Weapons and International Humanitarian Law.
  • Ling, B. (2004). The Development of Comparative Law Scholarship and Its Impact on the Legal Reform in Mainland China. East Asian Conference on Comparative Law.
  • Ling, B. (2003). International Legal Status of HKSAR and Its Relevance to the Cross-Strait Legal Relationship. WTO and New Trends in International Law in the 21st Century Conference.
  • Ling, B. (2003). Recent Developments in International Legal Theory and China's Response. International Law Workshop of the Chinese Society of International Law.
  • Ling, B. (2002). WTO as a Non-Self-Executing Treaty: An Analysis of the UK and US Practice. Annual Meeting of the Chinese society of International Law.
  • Ling, B. (2001). Globalisation and Rethinking the Notion of State Sovereignty. Annual Conference of Chinese Society of International Law.
  • Ling, B. (2001). The Effect of WTO Rules in Chinese Law. Conference on the Study of Certain Legal Issues after China's WTO's Accession.
  • Ling, B. (2000). Contract and the Third Party: A Criticism of Articles 64 and 65 of the Chinese Contract Law. Conference on the Current Situation of Civil and Commerical Law in the Asia-Pacific Region and Prospects for the Coming Century.
  • Ling, B. (2000). One Country Two Systems: Policy and Practice. Rethinking the Cross-Strait Relationship.
  • Ling, B. (2000). Universality of Human Rights: The Chinese Perspective. Symposium on Fundamental Causes for Gross Violations of Human Rights.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Ling, B. (2013). The Bo Xilai Trial Bolsters Judicial Reform [Chinese]. Ta Kung Pao.
  • Ling, B. (2013). Will Snowden's Extradition Trigger a US-China Dispute? [Chinese]. Ta Kung Pao.
  • Ling, B. (2011). America's Real Intent in Its Involvement in the South China Sea. Shanghai Morning Post.
  • Ling, B. (2011). CFA's Referral of Interpretation Tests Rule of Law at NPC. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2011). Phone Tapping Scandal and the Limits of Press Rights in the West. Shanghai Morning Post.
  • Ling, B. (2009). Liu Xiaobo Case and Freedom of Speech [Chinese]. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2008). Kosovo Independence and he Cross-Strait Relationship [Chinese]. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2006). Anti-Secession Law in Dilemma [Chinese]. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2004). Anti-Secession Law Not Conducive to Peaceful Reunification. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2001). Can the Central Government Remove the Chief Executive Without Cause? Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2001). International Legal Analysis of the Aerial Collision Incident. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2001). Rule of Law in the Mainland Loses out in the Spy Cases. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2001). WTO Accession Procedure May Be Unconstitutional. Ming Pao Daily.

2014

  • Ling, B. (2014). Contract Law in China (2nd Edition) (Forthcoming). Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell Asia.

2013

  • Ling, B. (2013). A Tale of Two Jurisdictions: China's State Secret Law and Disclosure Rules on Cross-border Financial Information. Shanghai Forum 2013, Shanghai, China: Presentation.
  • Ling, B. (2013). China's Non-Appearance in the Philippines v. China UNCLOS Arbitration Case. National Institute for South China Studies 2013, Haikou, China: Presentation.
  • Ling, B. (2013). Jurisdictional Conflicts: New Problems for China. Fourth Cross-Strait Forum on International Law 2013, Beijing, China: Presentation.
  • Ling, B. (2013). The 'confused topic' of act of state under the Hong Kong Basic Law. The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, 1(1), 84-111. [More Information]
  • Ling, B. (2013). The Bo Xilai Trial Bolsters Judicial Reform [Chinese]. Ta Kung Pao.
  • Ling, B. (2013). The Philippines v. China Arbitration Case and the Judicial Settlement of Disputes in the South China Sea. 20th Conference on Maritime Police, Taoyuan, Taiwan: Presentation.
  • Ling, B. (2013). Will Snowden's Extradition Trigger a US-China Dispute? [Chinese]. Ta Kung Pao.

2012

  • Ling, B. (2012). Civil Codification in China. 2012 Thematic Congress of International Academy of Comparative Law, Taipei: National Taiwan University.

2011

  • Ling, B. (2011). America's Real Intent in Its Involvement in the South China Sea. Shanghai Morning Post.
  • Ling, B. (2011). CFA's Referral of Interpretation Tests Rule of Law at NPC. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2011). Contract Law and the Treatment of Non-Performing Loans in China. Law and Development in China - The Legal Dimension of China’s Development Model (Research Symposium), Singapore: National University of Singapore.
  • Ling, B. (2011). Phone Tapping Scandal and the Limits of Press Rights in the West. Shanghai Morning Post.
  • Ling, B. (2011). State Immunity and the 'High Degree of Autonomy' of Hong Kong. 2011 International Law Association Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Taiwan: International Law Association.

2010

  • Ling, B. (2010). Communal Interest and the Security of Private Contract in China. A Case Study. 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.
  • Ling, B. (2010). One Country Two Systems and Sovereign Immunity. Second Cross- Strait Symposium on International Law.

2009

  • Ling, B. (2009). China's Response to the Memorandum: Introduction and Critical Assessment. Roundtable on Regional Autonomy and Central-Local Relations in China, Hong Kong, China.
  • Ling, B. (2009). International Legal Effects of the Sino - Japanese Principled Consensus on East China Sea. 16th Academic Conference on Maritime Conference.
  • Ling, B. (2009). Liu Xiaobo Case and Freedom of Speech [Chinese]. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2009). Recent Developments in American International Law Theories. 2009 Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of International Law.

2008

  • Ling, B. (2008). Constitutionalism and Acess to Social Justice in China: The Case of 'Nail Household'. Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Academic Conference.
  • Ling, B. (2008). Is One Country Two Systems Model Internationally Applicable? Conference on "One Country Two Systems: Comparative Perspectives".
  • Ling, B. (2008). Kosovo Independence and he Cross-Strait Relationship [Chinese]. Ming Pao Daily.

2007

  • Ling, B. (2007). Does Beijing Have Uncontrained Symposium on 'Hong Kong Ten Years After'. International Symposium on 'Hong Kong Ten Years After'.
  • Ling, B. (2007). Introduction to Chinese contract law since the statute of 15 March 1999. Colloquium on Contract Law in China and Europe Conference.
  • Ling, B. (2007). Legal Education in Hong Kong: Ten Years after the Handover [English & Chinese]. China Law, 3, 57; 153-59; 156.
  • Ling, B. (2007). One Country Two Systems and the Limits to the Power of the NPCSC to Interpret the Basic Law. Conference on the Retrospects and Prospects of the Basic Law.
  • Ling, B. (2007). Subject Matter Limitation on the NPCSC's Power to Interpret the Basic Law. Hong Kong Law Journal, 37, 619-649.
  • Ling, B. (2007). The Case of Guo Bihau and Rendition of Criminal Fugitives between Macau and Mainland China. Conference on "The Basic Law and the Sustainable Development of Macau SAR", Macau.
  • Ling, B. (2007). The Guo Bihua Case and Rendition of Fugitive Offenders between the Mainland and Macau [Chinese]. In Y Yang, G Rao (Eds.), The Basic Law and Sustainable Development in the Macau SAR, (pp. 123-129). Macau: Association for the Promotion of the Macau Basic Law.

2006

  • Ling, B. (2006). Anti-Secession Law in Dilemma [Chinese]. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2006). Can Lai Changxing Be Extradited Back: Legal Issues in the Pursuit of Escaped Criminal Suspects [Chinese]. Bauhinia, 7, 60-61.
  • Ling, B. (2006). Contribution of Judge Ni Zhengyu to the work of The International Court of Justice. Symposium in memory of Judges Ni Zhengyu and Li Haopei on Their 100th birthday, Suzhou.
  • Ling, B. (2006). The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property and China's Position. Conference on the New Developments and Trends in International Law, Tongli.

2005

  • Ling, B. (2005). A Case for Extraterritorialty. In Fu Hualing, Carole J. Petersen and Simon N.M. Young (Eds.), National Security and Fundamental Freedoms: Hong Kong's Article 23 Under Scrutiny, (pp. 399-426). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Ling, B. (2005). Henkin's International Legal Theory and the Recent Development in American Scholarship on International Law. 2005 Symposium of International Law Scholars in East China.
  • Ling, B. (2005). Sovereignty as Responsibility to Protect: A Preliminary Analysis. 2005 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Society of International Law.

2004

  • Ling, B. (2004). Anti-Secession Law Not Conducive to Peaceful Reunification. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2004). Excessive Claims of Jurisdiction and Transnational Economic Regulation. Conference on China's Peaceful Development and International Law, Beijing.
  • Ling, B. (2004). Extraterritorial Legislative Power of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region [Chinese]. In G.Rao (Eds.), High Like Mountains and Long Like Rivers: Collected Essays in Honour of Professor Wang Tieya, (pp. 273-285). China: Peking University Press.
  • Ling, B. (2004). Fragmentation of the Contemporary International Legal System. 2004 Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of International Law on China's Road to Peaceful Development.
  • Ling, B. (2004). State Responsibility for Violation of International Humanitarian Law. Symposium on Weapons and International Humanitarian Law.
  • Ling, B. (2004). The Book Gifts from Professor Wang [Chinese]. In G.Rao (Eds.), High Like Mountains and Long Like Rivers: Collected Essays in Honour of Professor Wang Tieya, (pp. 355-358). China: Peking University Press.
  • Ling, B. (2004). The Development of Comparative Law Scholarship and Its Impact on the Legal Reform in Mainland China. East Asian Conference on Comparative Law.

2003

  • Ling, B. (2003). International Legal Status of HKSAR and Its Relevance to the Cross-Strait Legal Relationship. WTO and New Trends in International Law in the 21st Century Conference.
  • Ling, B. (2003). Recent Developments in International Legal Theory and China's Response. International Law Workshop of the Chinese Society of International Law.
  • Ling, B. (2003). The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Limits of the Legislative Power of the National People's Congress. Fazhi Luncong [Forum on Rule of Law], 1, 9-18.
  • Ling, B. (2003). The Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Limits of the Legislative Power of the National People's Congress [in Chinese]. Fazhi Luncong [Forum on Rule of Law], 1, 9-18.

2002

  • Ling, B. (2002). Contract Law in China. Hong Kong: Sweet & Maxwell Asia.
  • Wolff, L., Ling, B. (2002). The Risk of Mixed Laws: The Example of Indirect Agency under Chinese Contract Law. Columbia Journal of Asian Law, 15, 173-192.
  • Ling, B. (2002). WTO as a Non-Self-Executing Treaty: An Analysis of the UK and US Practice. Annual Meeting of the Chinese society of International Law.

2001

  • Ling, B. (2001). Can the Central Government Remove the Chief Executive Without Cause? Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2001). Globalisation and Rethinking the Notion of State Sovereignty. Annual Conference of Chinese Society of International Law.
  • Ling, B. (2001). International Legal Analysis of the Aerial Collision Incident. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2001). Rule of Law in the Mainland Loses out in the Spy Cases. Ming Pao Daily.
  • Ling, B. (2001). The Effect of WTO Rules in Chinese Law. Conference on the Study of Certain Legal Issues after China's WTO's Accession.
  • Ling, B. (2001). WTO Accession Procedure May Be Unconstitutional. Ming Pao Daily.

2000

  • Ling, B. (2000). Contract and the Third Party: A Criticism of Articles 64 and 65 of the Chinese Contract Law. Conference on the Current Situation of Civil and Commerical Law in the Asia-Pacific Region and Prospects for the Coming Century.
  • Ling, B. (2000). One Country Two Systems: Policy and Practice. Rethinking the Cross-Strait Relationship.
  • Ling, B. (2000). The Proper Law for the Conflict between the Basic Law and Other Legislative Acts of the National People's Congress. In H. L. Fu, Yash P. Ghai, Yash Ghai (Eds.), Hong Kong's Constitutional Debate: Conflict Over Interpretation, (pp. 151-170). Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
  • Ling, B. (2000). Universality of Human Rights: The Chinese Perspective. Symposium on Fundamental Causes for Gross Violations of Human Rights.

1999

  • Ling, B. (1999). Applicability of the PRC Crimimal Law in Hong Kong and the Prospect of a Rendition agreement between Hong Kong and the Mainland. Hong Kong Law Journal, 29(393), 421.
  • Ling, B. (1999). Can Hong Kong Courts Review and Nullify Acts of the National People's Congress. Hong Kong Law Journal, 29, 8-16.
  • Ling, B. (1999). Chinese Contract Law [in Chinese]. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing (HK) Co. Ltd.

1995

  • Ling, B. (1995). Criminal Jury Trial Materials: A Comparative Law Study. China: Northwest University.

1992

  • Ling, B. (1992). Developing Countries and Ozone Layer Protection: Issues, Principles and Implications. Tulane Environmental Law Journal, 6, 91-126.

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