Zhao Bingzhi, holder of a Law doctorate, specialised in Criminal Law at Renmin University of China, and graduated in 1987. He obtained his doctoral degree in March 1988, becoming the first Doctor of Criminal Law in New China.


President of the Criminal-law Scientific Research Institute, dean of the Law School, professor and doctoral supervisor at Beijing Normal University (BNU)

President of the China Law Society Criminal-law Research Committee

Executive director of the China Law Society, and member of its Academic Board

Executive vice-chair of the China branch of the International Association of Penal Law

Deputy Secretary General of the National Steering Committee for Master’s of Law education

Member of the Law branch of the State Council Academic-degrees Committee


Special visiting professor in the Chang Jiang Scholars Programme of the Ministry of Education

In 1991, named one of the Chinese doctoral-degree recipients with outstanding contributions to the country by the State Education Commission and the State Council Academic-degrees Committee

In October 1993, began receiving a special government allowance from the State Council of China

In 1995, selected one of the top-ten National Outstanding Young Jurists by the China Law Society

In 1997, named one of the Young and Middle-aged Academic Leaders of the end of the century by the Ministry of Personnel

Principal publications

On Criminal Subjects

Research on Attempted Crime

Criminal Law Research (book series)

Property Crimes

He has edited and co-authored more than 100 books and published over 400 papers, winning many awards at the national, ministerial, and college and university levels. He has also led or participated in more than 20 national and ministerial-level scientific-research projects and cooperative-research projects with Hong Kong, Japan, France, and other territories or countries.

Professor Zhao has been teaching Criminal Jurisprudence at CCRTVU since 1992, serving as editor-in-chief of its textbook since 1999. He has also served as deputy editor-in-chief for Criminal Jurisprudence and editor-in-chief of Criminal Jurisprudence - a Supplementary Textbook, Criminal Jurisprudence, and Criminal Jurisprudence Reference Materials.