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Bin Ye

Jean Monnet/GGP Fellow








Biographical Notes

Bin Ye obtained his PhD in International Law from the Wuhan University, China. He has been a visiting student in University of Paris II (2007-2008).

In 2009 he entered the Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), where he was appointed Deputy Director of Law Division in 2013. He conducts research on EU external relations law, EU-China relations and international law.

His articles have appeared, among others, on “EU’s Trade Agreement Policy in Legal Perspective”, “EU-US Bilateral Agreements and Sino-EU Bilateral Agreements”, “Legal Developments in EU Economic Governance and Fiscal Integration in the Context of the European Debt Crisis”, “The Legal Status and Institutional Structure of the EEAS”, “Ten Years of China’s EU Law Studies”, “The New Development of EU Private International Law: Expansion of EU’s Competence and Its Europeanisation”. Since 2010 he has reported EU’s legal development in Annual Development Report of Europe (Ouzhou Lanpishu,Peking: Social Science Academic Press). He wrote the book: “2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreement from a Chinese Perspective”(China Social Sciences Press, 2013).  He translated Prof. Francis Snyder’s The European Union and China, 1949-2008: Basic Documents and Commentary into Chinese with his colleagues (Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, 2013). He also translated the Fiscal Compact into Chinese (ZHOU Hong and SHEN Yannan (eds.), Annual Development Report of Europe, Vol. 15 (2011-2012), Beijing: Social Science Academic Press, 2012).


Research Project

EU-China FTA: A New and Stable Basis to Manage and Improve EU-China Trade Relations?

The project aims to explore the possibility and feasibility of a EU-China Free Trade Agreement mostly from a legal perspective. At 2012 EU-China summit, the leaders of EU and China declared they would consider a bilateral free trade agreement. The project proposes that the EU-China FTA should constitute a new and stable basis to manage and improve EU-China trade relations.

The focus of the research is the EU’s new FTA strategy and its potential impact on the EU-China trade relations. According to the EU trade policy papers in 2006 and 2010, the European Union is promoting actively the new generation of FTA under the context of the changing world. The project also concentrates on the development of EU’s new FTAs, including the concluded agreements with South Korea, Singapore and Canada, and the ongoing negotiations of TTIP with USA, EU-Japan FTA and EU-India FTA.