Singapore Management University School of Law Visiting Professor Wei Zhang has recently published two articles that discuss the origins of China’s tort law and how it is currently being applied. In “The Evolution of the Law of Torts in China:The Growth of a Liability System,” the author suggests that changes to the tort system’s formal legal rules, which were adopted in 1986, have transformed them into a “liability system moving predominantly in favor of tort victims.” Zhang’s article “Understanding the Law of Torts in China: A Political Economy Perspective” attempts to address an academic shortfall by “connecting the text of the Chinese tort law with the institutional context in which the law was conceived” to demonstrate how “injurers’ political influence” and populist pressure on the part of those injured have interacted to direct “the course of lawmaking in China.” He concludes in the latter paper that, while organized interest groups “excel at maneuvering the policy orientation in China just as in democracies, the CCP’s [Chinese Communist Party’s] recent governance strategy enables the otherwise muffled voice of tort victims to be heard in the course of legislation.”