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The following is an extract from the statement delivered by Michigan Law School Professor Nicholas Howson at the inaugural "China-U.S. Rule of Law Dialogue" held at Beijing's Tsinghua University July 29-30, 2010, and convened by Tsinghua Law Dean Wang Zhemin and Harvard Law School Professor and East Asian Legal Studies Director William Alford, and with the support of the China-United States Exchange Foundation chaired by C.H. Tung, first chief executive and president of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The dialogue was organized as a private meeting between senior PRC law professors and U.S.-based Chinese law specialists to discuss China's three decades-long legal reform program and progress towards "rule of law" in the People's Republic of China in all areas of the domestic legal system.