Food Safety Liability Insurance 341
IX JEAIL 2 (2016)
The Chinese toxic milk scandal raised tremendous global concerns about food safety
in China. To repair the tarnished reputation of domestic food production, Chinese
authorities focused on compulsory food safety liability insurance. Unfortunately, the
introduction of compulsory food safety liability insurance in the Food Safety Law of
the PRC has been delayed by the disagreements of Chinese legal scholars. Chinese legal
scholars have examined the legitimacy of compulsory food safety liability insurance
in China mainly from the standpoint of domestic laws. The valuable insight of
gap by scrutinizing the Chinese endeavor of launching compulsory food safety liability
insurance through the joint perspective of public and private international law. It
further demonstrates that the ideology of human rights of public international law has
already penetrated into the body of broadly-interpreted private international law.
Compulsory Food Safety Liability Insurance, China, Public International
Law, Broadly-Interpreted Private International Law
∗ AThis research has been generously funded by “Research Grant of the Civil and Commercial Law Center of Renmin
University of China”“教育部人文社会科学重点研究基地中国人民大学民商事法律科学研究中心自主项
目”(14MSFJD820002). The author is indebted to the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Funded Project and the
Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law for their support of the completion of this research.
∗∗ Professor of Law at Fujian Normal University School of Law and Adjunct Professor at Korea University School of Law.
LL.B./LL.M.(Shandong Univ. of Sci & Tech), Ph.D. (Hong Kong). The author may be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org/
Address: Room 207, School of Law, Fujian Normal University Qishan Campus, Minhou County, Fuzhou, Fujian
Province, P.R. China.
Food Safety Liability Insurance
in China: A Joint Perspective
of Public and Private