Research Center of Innovation and Legal Studies between China and Europe 中国法律研究中心-中欧创新与法律研究中心 [RICE]
The Research Center brings together the activities of the research projects on Chinese law and legal culture among its members and partners and aims to organize an annual academic series of events, which can take place either in Augsburg or China. (...)
In recent years, the strategic relationship between the EU, Germany and China as mutual cooperation partners has developed rapidly. The People's Republic and the European association of states are already close partners in the economic and trade sectors. In the last two years, negotiations of the EU-China Investment and Free Trade Agreement have been pushed forward in order to establish a legal system for a common economic and trade area.
The Research Center of Innovation and Legal Studies between China and Europe (RICE) under the direction of Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers sees itself as a link between German, European and Chinese jurisprudence and legal practice. In addition to its associate members, the Research Center is supported by our Chinese visiting professors.
New Publication: Möllers/Li (Ed.) Between Tradition and Modernity - The Special Section of the New Chinese Civil Code 新书出版:穆勒斯/李昊主编：《中国新民法典分则——在传统与现代之间》
On 1.1.2021, the new Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China, adopted on 28.05.2020, came into force. This is a major step on the way towards a unified civil code, which goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. (...)
Visit by two doctoral students from the CUPL - 中国政法大学博士生来访请教法学方法论专题
On 12 April 2022, doctoral students Mr Guobang Wu and Ms Yi Li, LL.M. from the Chinese University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) visited RICE. The discussions with Professor Möllers focused on basic theories and methods of law in Germany. Furthermore, the organisation of a symposium in the context of the publication of the monograph "Juristische Methodenlehre" in Chinese in Beijing in June 2022 was discussed. Mr Wu is currently doing his doctorate at the University of Vienna, while Ms Li is a visiting researcher at the University of Münster.
The article "Offene Fragen zum Kaufrecht des chinesischen Zivilgesetzbuches - Ein Vergleich mit dem deutschen und europäischen Recht" ("Open Questions on the Law of Sale of Goods under the Chinese Civil Code - A Comparison with German and European Law") has been published in the current issue 3/2021 of the "Zeitschrift für Chinesisches Recht".
In his article, Professor Möllers examines Chinese law comparatively with German and European law.
In particular, he deals with highly interesting issues of the law of sales, such as the concept of defect, the duty to examine the object of sale and warranty claims in case of defectiveness, as well as the relationship to the Consumer Protection Law, regulations on the control of general terms and conditions and the obligation to contract. The article concludes with an evaluation of the regulatory technique and a presentation of the concept of humanity of the ZGB.
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