Brief Introduction of Peng Zhen Democratic and Legal Thought Research and Education Fund

2016-10-21

        "Peng Zhen Democratic and Legal Thought Research and Education Fund" (hereinafter referred to as "Fund") was initiated by Law School of Renmin University of China and the Beijing Kangda Law Firm, and was established in Beijing.

        Peng Zhen is a great proletarian revolutionist and politician, an outstanding state activist, the main founder of our socialistic legal system, and an outstanding leader of the party and the country. Peng Zhen fought for his lifetime for the independence of China and the liberation of the Chinese people, for the construction, development and improvement of the socialist system, for the establishment, development and improvement of the people's congress system, and for the construction of socialistic democratic and legal system, and established an indelible historical exploits. The establishment of the Fund is to inherit the spirit and honorable qualities of Peng Zhen and promote the democratic and legal thought of Peng Zhen.

        The purpose of the “Fund” is to deeply study Comrade Peng Zhen's thought of democratic and legal system, to promote the construction of socialistic legal system, to flourish China's legal research and legal education. The "Fund" is mainly used to conduct activities to study and carry forward Peng Zhen’s democratic and legal system; to support research on important issues related to national legislation, law enforcement and judicature; to support research on important topics in legal research and education in China; to commend major academic contributions to the construction of socialistic legal system in China; and to carry out other activities consistent with the purposes of the “Fund”.

        The "Fund" is non-profit and public, established in the Education Foundation of the Renmin University of China. The founding capital of the "Fund" is provided by the Beijing Kangda Law Firm. The "Fund" is open to the public, and welcomes donations from all sectors of the community interested in promoting the construction of the China's socialist democracy and the rule of law.

        The sponsor of the "Fund" invited Yang Jingyu (Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Tenth National People’s Congress) as the chairman, Hu Kangsheng (Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Eleventh National People’s Congress), Zhang Chunsheng (Former deputy director of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress), Wang Liming (Deputy secretary and vice president of Renmin University of China), Han Dayuan (Dean of the School of Law of the Renmin University of China) and Fu Yang (Director of the Beijing Kangda Law Firm) as vice chairmen.