China Regulatory Development

Chinese Law and Policy Documents

Administrative Reconsideration Law of the People's Republic of China (Revision Draft) (Second Review Draft), issued for public comment, June 28, 2023 (English) (Chinese)

Administrative Reconsideration Law of the People's Republic of China (Revision Draft), issued for public comment, November 16, 2022 (English) (Chinese)

CPC Central Committee and State Council Outline on Building Rule of Law Government (2015–2020) (Chinese) (English)

State Council Interim Regulations on Major Administrative Decision-making Procedures, promulgated May 8, 2019  (Chinese) (English

Circular of the State Council General Office on Strengthening the Formulation, Supervision and Management of Administrative Regulatory Documents (Chinese) (English)

Articles and Working Papers

Horsley, Jamie P., “An Overview of China’s State Council Major Decision-making Regulations,” China Law Translate (April 29, 2024)(PDF

Horsley, Jamie P., “Further Observations on the Second Draft Revision of the Administrative Reconsideration Law,” China Law Translate (August 10, 2023) (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Observations on the First Draft Revision of the Administrative Reconsideration Law” (January 23, 2023) (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “China’s Revised Administrative Punishments Law: Strengthening Due Process and Implications for Social Credit Enforcement,” (December 2021) (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “How will China’s privacy law apply to the Chinese state?" New America (January 26, 2021). (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “Explainer: Judicial interpretation requires government leaders to defend lawsuits in person,” China Law Translate (July 6, 2020) (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., "Open Government Developments in China: Implications for US Businesses" China Business Review (July 1, 2019) (PDF)

Horsley, Jamie P., “China’s Central Government Seeks to Rein in Regulatory Documents,” The Regulatory Review (May 7, 2019). (PDF)

Jamie P. Horsley, Working Paper: “Challenging China to Make Good Project Governance a Centerpiece of the Belt and Road Initiative,” December 2018 (PDF)

Jamie P. Horsley, "China’s Orwellian Social Credit Score Isn’t Real," Foreign Policy (November 16, 2018). (PDF)

Jamie P. Horsley, “Backgrounder: Regulatory Challenges of China’ Evolving Sharing Economy,” April 24, 2018 (PDF)

Presentations and Powerpoints

Jamie P. Horsley, Paul Tsai China Center's Horsley on China's NPC Two Sessions (Interview with Bloomberg News, March 5, 2023)

Jamie P. Horsley, “China’s Information Enterprise: From Freedom of Information to Social Credit to Data Governance” (presentation at Pennsylvania State University Center for Humanities and Information, April 22, 2022) (video)

Jamie P. Horsley, “Exploring the Relationship between China’s Social Credit “System” and the Administrative Punishments Law: Reinforcement or Re-punishment?” (presentation at a social credit discussion group, May 24, 2021)

Jamie P. Horsley, “Governance and Regulation of China’s Overseas Economic Activities and the Belt and Road Initiative: Managing the Impacts,” (presentation at Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies 4th Symposium on “Chinese Overseas Investment Impacts: From Policies to Practices,” February 28, 2020)

On January 28, 2020, Jamie Horsley spoke at a US-China Business Council event, “What Does the Corporate Social Credit System Mean for Business in China?,” on China’s corporate social credit system

On November 8, 2019, Jamie Horsley spoke on “Belt and Road Infrastructure Governance Challenges and Responses to Date,” at the 12th Annual Conference on China's Economic Development & U.S.-China Economic Relations at George Washington University.

On June 20, 2019, Jamie Horsley was on a panel at the Asia Society in New York City with ASPI Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy Daniel Russel, co-author of a new report on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Report, for which she served as a task force member, sets forth actionable& recommendations for how China and partner countries can help ensure that BRI projects yield beneficial and sustainable developmental, economic, environmental, civic, and social outcomes. Also on the panel were fellow task force member Aaron Halegua and Min Ye, who moderated the conversation. The video of the discussion, including questions and answers, lasts 1 hr., 21 min.

Jamie P. Horsley, “Building Good and Green Governance Infrastructure along the Belt and Road” (presentation to Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies Symposium on “Greening the Belt and Road,” January 25, 2019)

Jamie P. Horsley, “Lawmaking, Rulemaking, Regulatory Documents and Decision-making in China,” delivered at the U.S.-China Business Council March 20, 2019, with interview on how laws get made in China, at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUhRW1t57zY