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Shicheng Zhang

About Shicheng

Shicheng is the former Deputy Director and Inspector of the Administrative Law Office of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.  

Government Advisory Work and Legislative Roles

Shicheng has long served at the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress as a legislator for various labor laws and administrative laws, and participated in the drafting, amendment, review and approval of nearly 60 pieces of legislation, including the Labor Law, the Employment Contract Law, the Employment Promotion Law, the Labor Dispute Mediation & Arbitration Law, the Social Insurance Law, and the Trade Union Law, among others.  Shicheng was the person responsible at the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress for the reading and deliberation of the laws described above.  He was also the principal craftsman and responsible person for three major legislative bills, the Administrative Penalties Law, the Administrative Approval Law and the Administrative Enforcement Law.  He has served as an editor-in-chief for more than 20 books that interpreted various laws, including principally:

  • Interpretation of the Labor Law
  • Interpretation of the Employment Contract Law
  • Interpretation of the Trade Union Law
  • Interpretation of the Social Insurance Law

Currently, Shicheng serves the following posts:

  • Executive Director of the PRC Labor Law Research Council
  • Executive Director of the PRC Administrative Law Research Council
  • Executive Director of the PRC Social Law Research Council
  • Vice Chairman of the PRC Labor Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Research Council
  • Member of the Expert Consultative Committee of the China Health
  • Part-time researcher and professor of National School of Administration, Peking University Law School, People's University Law School, and East China University of Political Science and Law
  • Arbitrator of the Beijing Arbitration Commission

He has an in-depth and unique understanding of the formulation process and background of the PRC administrative laws and labor laws as well as social security laws, and he has conducted in-depth research on the PRC's administrative management system, pension insurance and medical insurance.