China Legal Exchange Foundation is a national public-raising foundation supervised by China Law Society and registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs. It was founded in the May of 1986 and registered in the Ministry of Civil Affairs in 1993 by law. In the January of 2021, the 4th council of the foundation was established through election, when comrade Wang Chen, a Member of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Vice Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee, and President of China Law Society, met the members of the council and gave an important speech.
China Legal Exchange Foundation is guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and steadfastly sticks to the socialist path of law with Chinese characteristics. The purpose of the foundation includes:
I. Organize and mobilize more social force to support the development of China Law Society and the construction of the rule of law in China;
II. Provide service for China Law Society and its affiliate academies, local law societies, and members;
III. Actively promote domestic and international legal exchange and cooperation;
IV. Provide support for social activities like legal researches, legal exchanges, law publicity, legal service, talent training, social vulnerable group funding, poverty alleviation through rule of law, etc.
V. Enhance the integrated development of law and economics;
VI. Create a sound legal environment for jointly building the “Belt and Road” initiative and promoting the construction of the rule of law in China.
China Legal Exchange Foundation has done the following work:
I. Supported China Forum On International Legal Cooperation (2020), to which President Xi Jinping sent congratulations;
II. Actively participated in the poverty alleviation by donating special poverty-alleviation funds and materials to the poverty-stricken area;
III. Actively participated in the prevention of COVID-19 by publishing pandemic-prevention and law-publicity videos and preparing pandemic-prevention materials;
IV. Actively participated in the publicity work of laws and regulations, including the Civil Code;
V. Participated in the organization work of the 14th Conference of the Law Association for Asia and the Pacific, of which the then national President Jiang Zemin attended the opening ceremony and gave a speech;
VI. Supported the reviewing process of “the Excellent Legal Research Achievement Prize for Chinese Youth”;
VII. Organized and hosted large-scale law-publicity activities for teenagers for many years running.
Leveraging the political resources, local partners, and experts of China Law Society, and focusing on its key work, China Legal Exchange Foundation will actively carry out the following work:
I. Actively participate in promoting the innovation and development of the theory of socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics by supporting and carrying out publicity activities, training programs, seminars, and writing and publishing work on Xi Jinping Thought on the Rule of Law;
II. Actively participate in promoting the qualified development of the joint building of the “Belt and Road” initiative by supporting the “China Forum On International Legal Cooperation” hosted by China Law Society and deepening international legal exchanges;
III. Focus on the important issues concerned by the Central Party Committee and the key issues on the economic and social development of China, and lay emphasis on supporting the legislation researches on the key, emerging and foreign affairs-related fields, so as to provide better service for scientific policy-making and legal practice;
IV. Actively participate in and promote the building of the Chinese law extraterritorial application system by focusing on supporting the researches on the extraterritorial application of Chinese law, “long-arm jurisdiction” counter theories and practice, and international commercial resolution mechanism;
V. Actively participate in legal talents training, focusing on supporting the training of legal talents dealing with foreign affairs.
Under the leadership of its council, China Legal Exchange Foundation shall develop into a professional and think-tank foundation with good social reputation, enhanced professional skills, and a complete management structure, so as to make due efforts to contribute to the overall work of the Party and the country.