The People's Republic of China boasts one of the most recent systems of food law in the world. The PRC undertook a fundamental reform after the infamous Melamine Crisis.
In research and teaching of Chinese food law I have joined forces with the Center for Coordination and Innovation of Food Safety Governance at Renmin School of Law in Beijing.
At Wageningen University in close cooperation with Buren, a law firm with offices in the Netherlands and the PRC, we offer a course in Chinese Law on Food and Agriculture.
At Renmin University, I had the pleasure to teach a course in EU food law to students in Renmin's food law programme and guests from the government an business sector.
Dr. Sun Juanjuan has translated the EU Food Law Handbook into Chinese language. Under the 13th Five-Year Plan a national key publications planning project has been set up aiming at a "Food Safety Social Co-Governance Research Series". The books to be included in this series were selected through the Shanghai education and education integration project "National Major Service Publishing Project for Colleges and Universities."
According to Xu Jinghe (Director of the Legal Department, of the former State Food and Drug Administration) “This book, translated by Dr. Sun Juanjuan, holds the crystallization of wisdom acquired over years of EU food safety reform, exploration and practice. It provides us with a wealth of experience in grasping the laws of food safety governance, advancing food safety governance strategies and improving food safety governance standards in the new era. It combines practical experience and a broad international perspective."