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Chung-Han Yang

PhD Student

Departments and Institutes

Land Economy:

Research Interests

'Reforming the Chinese Electricity Supply Sector: Lessons from International Experience' - This was one of the outputs from a trip to China and meetings with electricity industry stakeholders in Beijing and Yunnan. The objective of the trip was to ask research questions around the research proposal on evaluating Chinese power market reform in the light of 14 reform elements identified in the previous literature from a theoretical and empirical perspective. The financial support of the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund and the Energy@Cambridge In Search of ‘Good’ Energy Policy Grand Challenge Project are acknowledged.

Other Professional Activities

Prior to joining C-EENGR, Chung-Han started his legal career as a governmental attorney at the Environmental Protection Administration Taiwan and a liaison with the US Federal EPA in Washington D.C. Chung-Han’s legal practice, therefore, focuses on energy, environment, foreign investment and public policy. He has a wide range of experience in advising Taiwan’s major state-owned energy corporations – Taiwan Power Company and CPC Corporation Taiwan – as well as various energy-related governmental agencies, including the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Financial Supervision Commission, Atomic Energy Council and National Development Council. He is now Of counsel with Dentons LLP's global energy practices.

Key Publications

Restructuring the Chinese electricity supply sector: lessons from international experience. (2017) EPRG Working Paper 1704, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (with M. G. Pollitt & H. Chen). Available at

Foreign Investment and Environmental Protection: The Liability of Private Enterprises Under International Environmental Law; in The Sixth Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Japan (9-12 June 2016).

Environmental and Social Policies in Chinese Overseas Energy Investment – New Developments in Bilateral Treaties, National Policies and Financial Institutions; in World Trade Institute’s ENERGY REFORUM 2016, SM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania (2-3 June 2016).

Energy Investment and Sustainable Development: Innovative Contractual Mechanisms to Balance Economic with Social and Environmental Considerations; in INOGOV Workshop on Climate Policy Innovation and the Access to Clean Energy Technology in Developing Countries, Villa Moynier, Graduate Research Institute, Geneva, Switzerland (26-27 May 2016).

 Taiwan’s energy regulation and markets; in The Energy Regulation and Markets Review – Edition 6, editor David L Schwartz, International Bar Association and Law Business Research Ltd (forthcoming July 2018).

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