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complex social system and politics in China, he moved to the firm’s Beijing
office before joining the China Investment Corporation as senior tax counsel
and eventually starting a China tax practice at Clifford Chance. During
this period, he also worked closely with Chinese government agencies on a
range of projects, including drafting a bill for the value-added tax and advising
the third round of the China–U.S. Economic and Strategic Dialogue.
Cui continued to maintain a scholarly research and publication agenda
throughout this period, and eventually moved back into academic life. The
position at the Allard School of Law, advertised for a tax scholar with an
interest in Asian legal systems, was an ideal opportunity to focus on both of
his passions: China and taxation.
Cui credits his experience at UBC for developing and expanding his
research ideas in new and creative directions. It’s what CALS does—providing
opportunities for legal researchers to use their experience and expertise
in Asian law to launch cutting-edge research. And there’s no question that
CALS, the law school and UBC all benefit from Cui’s energy and vision
around deepening engagement with Asia.
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