(2017-03-08)Source: Law Spring, Legal Daily
Briefintroduction: Hou Xinyi is the director of Contemporary and Modern Law ResearchCenter in Tianjin Universisty of Finace and Economics (TUFE) , a professor, aswell as a doctoral tutor. He has long been engaged in teaching and studyinghistory of Chinese law. He has certain attainments in traditional Chinese legalculture and history of China's modern justice system . He is also the executivepresident of the Chinese Society of Law History, the executive director of theConfucianism and Law Culture Research Association, member of Law TeachingSteering Committee in Ministry of Eduacation, vice president of the Law Societyin Tianjin, etc.
Withhis quick thinking, subtle observation, original opinions and trenchantexpressions, Prof. Hou always seizes the attention of the audience in seconds.
Atthe annual sessions of NPC (National People’s Congress) and CPPCC (ChinesePeople’s Political Consultative Conference), he always bring about the proposalswhich meet the most urgent demands of thesociety, with most of them having been implemented. Both theestablishment of the Constitution Day and statutory tax rate are closelyrelated to him.
He isHou Xinyi, member of the CPPCC National Committee, professor of TUFE and apositive advisor and advocater in China’s legal construction.
Standingin Higher Position after Ten Years’ Service
Withtwo years’ experience of being a CPPCC member, in addition to the rigor of ascholar, Prof. Hou has new horizons towards Chinese legal construction andstands higher.
Prof.Hou has deep feelings towards the great progress made in Chinese legalconstruction. "There are more and more laws enacted and implemented thesedays, greater imrpovement in the quality of legislation but less and lessarbitrary enforcement of law. There is an increase in civil legal literacy anda bright future in Chinese legal construction.”
Heartfeltadvice and suggestions
He isencouraged by the progress, but remains a cool head to seek out problems, thinkabout the solutions and report them to relevant departments through effectiveapproaches.
Since2008, Prof. Hou has kept proprosing on the set up of the Constitution Day. Andfinally, the proposal is now adopted.
Houfirmly believes that lots of things can be achieved without selfishness.
"Someonecompares us as vases and I deny it”, says Prof. Hou.
Dare to Undertake and Dare to Speak
Peoplewho know Hou are familiar with his critical languages. He is the one who daresto speak without fear of offending people. "You speak too sharp." Prof.Hou has got used to hearing this comment since he became one of the CPPCCmembers.
However,in Hou’s views, a CPPCC member will never be qualified if he/she remainsselfish, overcautious and indicisive. In the stories which he shares with thereporter, the two words “consciousness” and “responsibility” appear in highfrequence. Indeed, a qualified CPPCC member is the one who bears theresponsibities of supervision and expressing, keeps consciousness and putspeople’s interest in the first place.
Prof.Hou also provides his oppions on the future of Chinese legal construction tothe reporter of Legal Daily. He says, “Chinese government is one of the fewgovernments that takes the initiative to boost the construction of a law-rulinggovernment. Nonetheless, in the long run, it will not be achieved by thegovernment alone. It is essential to engage the whole society to take part in theprocess.”
Reportedin Beijing, March 7th.