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Yifan Jia headshot
Yifan Jia headshot

Yifan Jia

PhD candidate and Research Assistant


Yifan Jia is a PhD candidate at the Dickson Poon School of Law and a Research Assistant at the Transnational Law Institute. She is also a GTA at the School of Politics and Economics, where she leads seminars in Politics and Justice in International Law.

Yifan has also published on broader topics in China Law. Yifan holds degrees in Law and Economics. She studied Human Rights and Criminal Justice at the University of Aberdeen, Beijing Normal University and Peking University/Lund University. She is a qualified lawyer in PRC and practised Criminal Law in Beijing before joining King's.

Research Interests

  • Human Rights Law
  • Criminal Law and Justice, especially from transnational and international perspectives

 Selected publications

The Criminal Law Issues in the China-US Trade War, Public Security Science Journal 2021(06): 8-19.

The Internationalisation of the Crime of Medicine Counterfeiting and Responses to This Trend, Journal of People’s Public Security University of China (Social Sciences Edition) 2021(37): 30-41.

On the Prison Service Replacing the Procuratorate as Entity Responsible for Criminal Detention Transfers, China Prison Journal 2021(36): 62-66.

Research Report on the Establishment of Mother and Baby Units in China’s Prisons, Report on the Development of the Rule of Law in the Criminal Law (China: Law Press) 2018: 98-114.