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Location: Beijing, China
Area of Advocacy: Legal Aid
Organization: Legal Aid Center, Ministry of Justice
Xia Hui works at the Legal Aid Center of China's Ministry of Justice, where her work includes providing direct legal aid as well as conducting policy-oriented research. At present, she manages the cooperation between the Ministry and foreign organizations involved in legal aid and public interest affairs.
Ms. Xia currently manages the Canada-China Legal Aid and Community Legal Services Project, which includes organizing legal aid workshops, training and education for participating Chinese lawyers. Her work is also focused on reform within the legal system and ensuring the quality of free legal services. Xia graduated with honors from the Yantai University Faculty of Law in 2001 and from the International Economic Law Institute of Nankai University in 2004. As a PILnet International Fellow, Xia focused on developing measurable indicators for the quality of legal aid in China by analyzing the American legal aid experience.