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Professor Francis Snyder Recognized with 2018 China Friendship Award

Francis Snyder, C.V.Starr Professor of Law at Peking University School of Transnational Law, was awarded 2018 the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award, the highest honor for “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress.”  The award was announced by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs (SAFEA) and presented by Vice Prime Minister Liu He at the Great Hall of the People on September 29.  Premier Li Keqiang met with the Recipients on September 30.



Speaking after the awarding ceremony, Professor Snyder said, “I am deeply honored and really delighted to receive this Award.  It has been my great pleasure to contribute to China for more than 20 years.  I express my profound thanks to SAFEA, Peking University, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, and STL for their constant support.”

STL Dean Philip McConnaughay noted on behalf of the entire STL community that, “Francis Snyder’s scholarly contributions to China-EU trade relations and to the development of food safety law and protocols in China have had enormous beneficial impact over the years.  We are very fortunate and very proud to have Professor Snyder as an esteemed member of our academic community.”

FrancisProfessor Snyder is a scholar of European Union Law, WTO and international economic law, EU-China relations, technical standards, anti-dumping and food safety law.  He has served as the Co-Director of the Academy of European Law, Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics and Guest Professor at Peking University Law School and Tsinghua Law School.

Professor Snyder has been actively engaging in China-EU relations and China food safety reform.  Among recent professional appointments, He was invited to serve as the leading foreign expert to China’s Central Government for reform of the food safety system in China and contributed to reform the 2009 Food Safety Law.  His additional awards and achievements include the honor of Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by French Republic and being listed in Marquis Who’s who in the World and in International Authors and Writers Who’s who.

It is not the first time that STL community to be granted with the esteemed Award.  STL’s Founding Dean Jeffrey Lehman received the honor in 2011.

Recruitment Notice: Position of Executive Assistant

PEKING UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF TRANSNATIONAL LAW (“STL”) in Shenzhen, China seeks a creative and motivated individual for the position of Executive Assistant. The candidate is expected to assist various STL administrative offices, including Admissions, Foreign Affairs and Financial Services.  The varied responsibilities of the Executive Assistant will enable the candidate to develop a comprehensive understanding of STL and of graduate legal studies at China’s top University.  STL offers an engaging bilingual and collaborative working environment, which will hone and promote the candidate’s abilities to work in a cross-cultural professional environment.

Expected Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or above, master degree or oversea studying experience preferred;
  • Preferably in International Relations, Law, English, Finance or other related major;
  • Excellent bilingual (Chinese and English)listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently in a cross-cultural and bilingual working environment;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Strong sense of responsibility, service and cooperation;
  • High learning potential.

Duties include:

  • Support external affairs, including visa, reception of international and domestic visitors, conferences support, etc.
  • Help with admissions efforts, including Summer Honors Program, Road Shows, Open House, etc.
  • Assist with Finance Office on daily reimbursement, Individual Income Tax (IIT) and international transfers, et
  • Participate in the STL activities/events and other assignments as stipulated by the supervisors.

Application Procedure:

If you are interested in applying for the position, please submit a bilingual resume with a bilingual letter of interest to STL’s Human Resources Office at before April 30, 2019. Please begin your application with email titled “Application for Administration Position”. More information about STL could be found at

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