Professor Jingxia (Josie)  Shi  pictureProfessor Jingxia (Josie) Shi

Professor of Law

School of Law, Renmin University of China (RUC)



Name: Dr. SHI Jingxia

Current Position: Professor of Law in International Business & Economic Law, School of Law, Renmin University of China (RUC)

Main Areas of Expertise: cross-border insolvency; international trade and investment law; commercial dispute settlement

Postal Address: 59 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District, Beijing 100872, P. R. of China

Cell: +86-13910102178





J.S.D, Yale Law School; 

Dissertation: From Quandary to Synergy: Revisiting Free Trade and Cultural Diversity (Supervisor: Prof. W. Michael Reisman; Readers: Prof. Lea Brilmayer; Prof. Amy Chua) 


LL.M, Yale Law School


Ph.D. in International Economic Law, Law School, Wuhan University, Wuhan City, P. R. China  

Dissertation: A Comparative Study on Cross-Border Insolvency (Supervisor: Prof. Yu Jinsong)



LL.M in International Economic Law, Law School, Wuhan University, Wuhan City, P. R. China  




LL.B in Law, Bachelor of Art, Wuhan University, Wuhan City, P. R. China  



07/2021  Professor (Distinguished Scholar Program of RUC), 

-Present  School of Law, Renmin University of China (RUC)

         Courses taught: International Business and Economic Law, International & Comparative Bankruptcy Law, The WTO Law, International Law on Trade in Services, etc.




Professor of Law (12/2002-06/2021)

Dean (04/2014—2019.9)

Deputy Dean (International and Academic) (12/2011-04/2014)

Associate Professor (07/2001-12/2002)

Assistant Professor (08/1998-06/2001)

Law School, China University of International Business & Economics (UIBE)                                

Courses taught: International Business and Economic Law, International & Comparative Bankruptcy Law, The Essentials of WTO Law, Advanced Topics on International Economic Law, International Law on Trade in Services (English), etc.



Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto


Visiting Professor, Law School, Taiwan National Chengchi University;

Law School, Taiwan Soochow University

Courses Taught: Bankruptcy Law and Practice in the Mainland China


Global Research Fellow, Hauser Global Law Program

Law School, New York University (NYU), USA


Visiting Scholar

Center for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, UK

Research Topic: Cross-Border Insolvency: Current Issues and Future Developments

?Sponsor Professor: Ian Fletcher, the then Director of CCLS?



Division of Copyright Protection, Guangzhou News & Publishing Bureau, P. R. China


1.      An Analysis on the Recognition and Assistance of Reward Science and Technology Reorganization (Beijing) by New York Southern District Bankruptcy Court, China Journal of Applied Jurisprudence (Supreme People’s Court of the PRC), No. 5, September 2020;

2.      The Recognition and Assistance of Insolvency Proceedings in Mainland China by HKHC: A Perspective from in Re CEFC ShanghaiGlobal Law Review (Institute of Law, CASS) (CSSCI), May 2020;

3.      Cross-Border Insolvency Cooperation between Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR – An Empirical Study and Reform Recommendations (co-authored with Hang Yuanyuan), Modern Law Science (CSSCI), September 2018;

4.      On the Recognition and Relief in Cross-Border Insolvency – An Analysis of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. Bankruptcy Case (co-authored with Huang Yuanyuan), Journal of Renmin University of China ?CSSCI?, April 2017?

5.      A Milestone in Sino-US Cooperation of Cross-Border Insolvency – A Commentary on Jianshan Topoint Bankruptcy Case (co-authored with Huang Yuanyuan), Law Application (Journal of National Judges College), February 2017;

6.      Twelve Years for One Sword—Does 2006 Bankruptcy Law Symbolize a Market Economy in China? (in English)Norton Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice (New York), Vol. 17, No. 5, October 2007;

7.      Key Issues in China’s Formulation of New Bankruptcy Law, Corporate & Securities Law Review Gong Si Zheng Quan Fa Ping Lun (Beijing), Vol.1, June 2005;

8.      UNCITRAL Legislative Guide on Insolvency Law and Its Reference for China’s New Bankruptcy Law, Jurists Review, Fa Xue Jia (CSSCI, Beijing), No.2, March 2005;

9.      Recent Developments in Cross-Border Insolvency, Australian Journal of Corporate Law (Australia), Vol.15, December 2002;

10.   Bankruptcy Law Reform in China, Informal Workouts, Restructuring and the Future of Asian Insolvency Reform—Proceedings from the Second Forum for Asian Insolvency Reform (OECD, France)December 2002;

11.   An Example on the Extraterritorial Effect of Chinese Insolvency Proceeding—Some Analysis on the Recognition of GITIC Bankruptcy by Hong Kong’s High Court, Tribune of Political Science and Law, Zheng Fa Lun Tan (CSSCI, Beijing)Vol.20, No.3, June 2002;

12.   Chinese Cross-Border Insolvency Law: Current Status, Issues and Developments, China Legal Science (CLS), Zhong Guo Fa Xue (CSSCI, Beijing)No.1, January 2002;

13.   EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, Civil and Commercial Law Review (Hong Kong), Vol. 23, No.2, May 2002;

14.   Chinese Cross-Border Insolvencies: Current Issues and Future Developments, INSOL International Insolvency Review (UK),No.1, April 2001;

15.   Obligations Liabilities of Parent Company to Insolvent Subsidiaries—A Study on “Piercing the Corporate Veil”, Law Review, Fa Xue Ping Lun (CSSCI, Wuhan), No.3, May 1998;

16.   A Commentary on EU Convention on Insolvency Proceedings, International Legal Information, Guo Wai Fa Zhi Xin Xi,(Beijing), No.2, March 1997;

17.   Several Legal Problems in Bankruptcy Involving Foreign Elements, Social Sciences in China, Zhong Guo She Hui Ke Xue (CSSCI, Beijing)No.4, July 1996;

18.   Special Protection and Remedies of Creditors in International Insolvency, Studies in Law & Economics, Fa Shang Yan Jiu (CSSCI, Wuhan)No.4, July 1996;

19.   Comparison & Analysis on Extraterritorial Effect of Bankruptcy Proceedings, CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Science) Journal of Law, Fa Xue Yan Jiu (CSSCI, Beijing)No.3, May 1995;

20.   Monograph: “Legal Issues in Cross-Border Insolvency”, Wuhan University Press (Wuhan), (Key Book for National Ninth Five-Year Publication Plan) 1999.2 (Awarded National Prize for 100 Excellent Ph.D. Dissertations jointly by the Ministry of Education and the Degree Committee of State Council of PRC in 2000, only one in the legal field);

21.   Chapter 14, Cross-Border Insolvency in China, China’s Bankruptcy Law and Practice (in English), Ashgate, UK, December 2009;

22.   Edited Volumes: “Directors in Twilight Zone” (in English)INSOL International (London), 2004.10 (co-contributing the Chinese parts).




  1. 2022, LCIA Arbitration No. 215271, expert witness in the area of bankruptcy law of the PRC in connection with Takeoff Luxco 3. S. a. r. l. v. HNA Aviation and Tourism Group Co., Ltd and HNA Group Co., Ltd.


  1. 2022, CIETAC case No. DX20220014, arbitrator in a dispute between two enterprises in Guangdong Province concerning the determination of proof of claim in a bankruptcy proceeding. Governing law is Chinese law and proceeding conducted in Chinese. 


  1. 2021-2022, expert witness instructed by Freshfields Brunckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong office) in the litigation between Citigroup International Limited & Tsinghua Unigroup Co., Ltd (??????) before the High Court of Hong Kong SAR - Court of First Instance (Unigroup reorganization is a high-profile case at Beijing Bankruptcy Court);
  2. 2021, expert witness instructed by Freshfields Brunckhaus Deringer (Hong Kong office) in the litigation between Nuoxi Capital Limited and Peking University Founder Group Company Limited (PUFG, ??????), between Founder Information Hong Kong Limited & PUFG, between Hong Kong JHC Co., Ltd. and PUFG, and between Kunzhi Limited and PUFG before the High Court of Hong Kong SAR - Court of First Instance (PUFG reorganization is a high-profile case at Beijing Bankruptcy Court);
  3. 2020, retained by Tiantong Law Firm (Shenzhen) to provide expert opinion in the case of “Vanke Development Co. Ltd. v. Jinhui Group and Qiu Jinbiao” concerning real estate development contract and bankruptcy claim before Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court;
  4. 2020, consulted by Tsui & Co., Solicitors to provide expert opinion on the potential insolvency proceeding against Hainan Airlines commenced in Hong Kong SAR before Hong Kong High Court;
  5. 2002, retained by China Minmetals Corporation to provide expert opinion in the bankruptcy case of Tianjin Zhongzhenxiang Industrial Development Co. Ltd. before Tianjin No. 2 People’s Intermediate People’s Court;
  6. 2001, expert witness instructed by Cameron McKenna (Hong Kong) to provide legal opinion on the extraterritorial effects of China’s Bankruptcy Law in the case of “CCIC v. GITIC (Hong Kong)” before Hong Kong High Court (GITIC bankruptcy case was the then largest bankruptcy case since the PRC was founded in 1949).



  1. International Insolvency Institute (III, U.S.), Member since 01/2005, member of Board of Directors (since 2019); First Co-Chairperson for Asia Regional Committee (2017-2018);
  2. American College of Bankruptcy (ACB), International Fellow, 03/2021-present;
  3. INSOL International, member, 07/2003-present;
  4. Vice President, Society of Bankruptcy Law Research (Beijing), 07/2011-present; 
  5. The member drafting group of 2006 Enterprise Bankruptcy Law of the PRC, drafting cross-border insolvency article (Article 5, EBL) and an expert consulted for the ongoing revision of the 2006 EBL;
  6. Deeply involved in the drafting of “The Arrangement on Cross-Border Insolvency Cooperation between Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR” (May 2021), invited by the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC;
  7. 2018, invited by the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, drafted a judicial guideline for cross-border insolvency cooperation;
  8. In October 2016, invited by the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, conducted an emergency research project on the potential recognition and assistance by Chinese courts for the then largest shipping company bankruptcy case in the world – Hanjin Shipping Co.;
  9. Since January 2022, invited to participate in the international cooperation project sponsored by Kiel University (Germany) – EU Regulation on Insolvency Proceeding and the Third Countries (in charge of China part), the article to be published in 2023-2024;
  10. Frequently counselled by the Supreme People’s Court of the PRC, Beijing Bankruptcy Court, Shanghai Bankruptcy Court, Shenzhen Bankruptcy Court, Xiamen Bankruptcy Court, etc. in respect of insolvency cases and cross-border cooperation matters.
  11. New York State Bar Association, admitted in 2011;
  12. National Bar of the PRC, admitted in 1994.
  13. Arbitrators appointed by CIETAC, BAC, ICC, HKIAC, KCAB International, AIAC, etc.


cross-border insolvency
Chinese bankruptcy law and practice