As part of the Sino-German Judges’ exchange, the first online Alumni Salon took place on 24 June 2020. Five judges from Hamburg and two judges from each of the Chinese provinces Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning participated in the event. All eleven participants had been involved in previous study trips. The meeting, which helped to further consolidate the existing partnership, had at its main focus the situation of the judiciary in both countries during the corona crisis.
At the start of the exchange the participants were greeted by YU Xiaoyu, deputy head of the department of international cooperation at the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China, who thanked them for their willingness to take time for the meeting during the corona crisis. During the subsequent discussion, which was moderated by the GIZ’s Norbert Feige, the participants on both sides addressed the affects of the crisis on everyday private life, as well as on the work of courts and their measures. They also discussed a number of cases related to the corona crisis that are currently being heard in the courts in China and Germany.