Sunday, November 17, 2019

Zhu Minshen's Law School Dean was a member of Law Council Australia's Legal Education Committee while "specially engaged by China 's "1000 Experts Project"-Dan Tehan must demand answers,LCA,NSW LPAB do not enjoy immunity

by Ganesh Sahathevan

Hon George Brandis

From left to right
 :Prof Eugene Clark, Hon George Brandis, 
Dr Minshen Zhu

It has been previously shown on this blog that Top Group's market price collapse and China connections bring Zhu Minshen and his companies within the ambit of Minister for Education Dan Tehan's foreign influence laws.

It was also shown how NSW's Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) created the problem.

The LPAB has said in ts annual reports that it consulted with among others the Law Council Of Australia in deciding that Zhu Minshen's Top Group should be granted the first and only license to award LLB's issued to a private company that was not a public university.

It can now be shown that the Dean of the Law School at the relevant time, between 2012 and 2017, one Eugene Clark, was a member of the Law Council Australia's Legal Education Committee when "acting as a specially-engaged professor under "1000 Experts Project".

The 1000 Experts Project appears to be a  Party China soft power initiative aimed at influencing foreign governments and institutions, and at gathering intelligence. 

That Clark was a member of the Law Council Australia's Legal Education Committee at the time, in and around 2015, when the Law Council and the LPAB where evaluating Top Group's history making application raises many questions about the conduct of the LPAB and LCA, which the Minister For Education Dan Tehan must discover, and make public.The LPAB and its chairman enjoy no immunity from such inquiries even though the Chairman of the LPAB is the Chief Justice; these are two separate hats worn by the same person, they do not enjoy the same privileges. 


In December 2008, the central government decided to implement the “Thousand Talents Plan” for the introduction of overseas high-level talents, focusing on national development strategy goals, in five to 10 years, in national key innovation projects, key disciplines and key laboratories, central enterprises and finance. Institutions and various types of parks, mainly high-tech industrial development zones, have introduced and supported a group of overseas high-level talents to return to China (in China) to innovate and start businesses.
The overseas high-level talent introduction working group is responsible for the organization and leadership of the 1000-person plan and overall coordination. The working group is organized by the Central Organization Department, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the People's Bank of China, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Central United Front Work Department, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Public Security, and the Ministry of Finance. The Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Natural Science Foundation, the Foreign Experts Bureau, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, and the China Association for Science and Technology.
Established a special office for the introduction of overseas high-level talents in the Talent Work Bureau of the Central Organization Department, as the daily office of the working group, responsible for the specific implementation of the plan for thousands of people.


Mr. Edward Eugene Clark Specially-Engaged as CUPL Guest Professor

On the afternoon of September 28, 2015, our university held a farewell party for Professor Edward Eugene Clark as the first specially-engaged professor under "the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (1000 Experts Project)." At the party, the university also  appointed him as a guest professor. CUPL President Huang Jin attended this send-off party and presented the Letter of Appointment to Prof. Edward Eugene on behalf of CUPL.
Professor Edward Eugene Clark previously served as the Dean of five law schools in the United States, Australia and other countries respectively, and was the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of University of Canberra (UC), Australia. He was the first recipient of “the Prime Minister’s Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year”. ProfessorE dward Clark is an eminent scholar with rich teaching and management experience, as well as fruitful scientific research achievements. In September 2012, as our first specially-engaged professor under the "1000 Experts Project", he embarked on his new career of teaching and researching in the CUPL College of Comparative Law for the following three years. 
During his tenure in office at CUPL, Professor Eugene Clark continued his excellent work. He delivered lectures on interesting topics, including “The E-commerce Law”, “Internet Law, Policy and Practice”, which were widely welcomed by our undergraduates and graduate students.He published six monographs and seven treatises, while serving as the editor for four authoritative journals. And as a specially-engaged professor of CUPL, he was invited to be a columnist for a notable Chinese website ( The number of articles he published on that website exceeded 150, some of which were reprinted and quoted by Chinese and overseas media, and stimulated widespread discussions in related fields. When acting as a specially-engaged professor under "1000 Experts Project" in CUPL, he was also appointed as a member of the Legal Education Committee under Law Council of Australia, and visited the United States, Austria, Australia as well as other countries to attend high-end international conferences and deliver keynote speeches.

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