Chinese Media at Oxford

The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford is organizing a conference on Chinese media legislation and regulation, in Oxford, on 15 and 16 June 2012, on emerging issues in Chinese media legislation and regulation.

China’s media landscape has undergone tremendous change over the last few years. Technological innovation and the explosion of Internet use have changed the landscape for the dissemination of entertainment and information. Provincial television channels have boomed. Privatization and foreign investment and influence have become important questions for consideration. The cultural industries have become a priority area for further economic development. At the international level, media trade is one of the most prominent issues between China and the United States. Electronic media have also become a channel for bottom-up political activity: increasingly microblogs are used to bring specific incidents into the public sphere, or for satirical expressions. However, so far, questions of how these matters are governed have not yet been studied in depth. This conference aims to identify and discuss relevant questions of emerging issues in Chinese media law and policy.

Participation in this conference is free of charge, but participants are kindly requested to register with Rogier Creemers (rogier.creemers@csls.ox.ac.uk ).

For further information about PCMLP, please see: http://pcmlp.socleg.ox.ac.uk

Luxury Goods and IP at Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong will host a conference on luxury goods and intellectual property on June 15 and 16, 2012. Professor Barton Beebe will deliver the keynote speech entitled “Re-Opening China: Western Intellectual Property Law and Western Luxury Goods” at the conference.

Please view the conference program on the conference website: http://www.law.hku.hk/luxurygoods/.

For any inquiries about the conference, please contact Professor Haochen Sun at haochen.sun@hku.hk.