Doctor Zhiqiong Wang

Doctor Zhiqiong Wang

Director Of International,
School Of Law


Dr Zhiqiong June Wang joined the School of Law in 2010 where she is Associate Dean (International). In addition to her legal education in China, June has an LLM from the University of Sydney and a PhD from the University of New South Wales. Prior to joining the WSU Law School, she was an associate lecturer in the School of Business Law and Taxation at UNSW. Before entering academia, June worked as a lawyer in Beijing specialising in foreign investment law, international trade regulation and intellectual property law.

Educated in both Civil Law and Common Law and with a strong background in international legal practice, June is a leading expert on franchise law and a highly respected commentator on Chinese law. Besides academic publications, June has contributed to submissions and reports to the Chinese government that have influenced the development of regulation and government policies on the franchise sector in China. June is also adjunct/visiting professor at several prestigious universities in China, and she is routinely invited to deliver guest lectures, seminars, and conference papers internationally.

June’s current research focuses on Chinese law, where she takes a comparative, inter-disciplinary and socio-legal approach to research, and endeavours to provide original observation and analysis of the various reforms of commercial law, and changes of behaviours by foreign businesses and administrative authorities and courts in China. Collaborating with a leading authority in Chinese law, June is leading a major research and writing project on dispute resolution in China, including in-depth examination of litigation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the development of the legal profession, and judicial reforms in China.

June teaches Business Law, Chinese law, and comparative law. She believes that legal education should empower law students with a practical, contemporary and commercially relevant edge by establishing in students a robust understanding of the Australian legal system, enlivening students with innovative practical legal skills, and educating students to become global citizens with international experiences and comparative perspective within different social, cultural and political contexts. As Associate Dean (International), June leads the School’s development of partnerships between institutions and external opportunities for staff and students.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Wang.


  • DPHIL University of New South Wales
  • Mlaw University of Sydney


  • Learning and Teaching Awards - Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2016-12-06

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School Of Law



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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200006 Introduction to Law, 2015
  • 200529 Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World, 2017
  • 200759 Foundations of Chinese Law, 2016
  • 200759 Foundations of Chinese Law, 2018



  • Zhu, M. and Wang, Z. (2016), 'International Franchising', : Renmin University of China Press 9787300206240.

Chapters in Books

  • Wang, Z. (2015), 'Law and Selective Enforcement - A Case Study of Franchise Regulation in China', A Legal Narrative for the Chinese Civilization, Law Press China 9787511884039.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2011), 'Franchise Law in China: The Interpretation and Application of the 2007 Franchise Regulation', Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China, THOMSON Lawbook 9780455228266.
  • Terry, A. and Wang, Z. (2011), 'Competition Law and Policy in China: the 2007 Anti-Monopoly Law', Commercial Law of the People's Republic of China, Thomson Law Co 978045522826.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2008), 'Franchising Law in China', The Chinese Commercial Legal System, Thomson Lawbook co 9780455224961.

Journal Articles

  • Wang, Z. and Chen, J. (2019), 'Will the establishment of circuit tribunals break up the circular reforms in the Chinese judiciary?', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol 14, no 1 , pp 91 - 112.
  • Wang, Z. (2019), 'Between constancy and change : legal practice and legal education in the age of technology', Law in Context, vol 36, no 1 , pp 64 - 79.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2012), 'The impact of China's regulatory regime on foreign franchisors' entry and expansion strategies', Asian Journal Of Comparative Law, vol 7, no 1 , pp 1 - 30.
  • Zhu, M., Wang, Z. and Hong, Q. (2011), 'A study on the key factors influencing international franchisors' choice of entry modes into China', Frontiers of Business Research in China, vol 5, no 1 , pp 3 - 22.
  • Wang, Z., Terry, A. and Zhu, M. (2008), 'The Development of Franchising in China', Journal of Marketing Channels, vol 15, no 40604 , pp 167 - 184.
  • Yao, J. and Wang, Z. (2008), 'Comparison on franchise regulation systems between China and Australia', Wuhan University Journal, vol 61, no 3 , pp 415 - 421.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2007), 'China's Long March to a Franchise Law: the 2007 Franchise Regulation', LawAsia Journal, , pp 79 - 104.

Conference Papers

  • Wang, Z. (2018), 'Beyond trade & investment : a contextual analysis of the misgivings over the 'B & R' practices', The China-Oceania Legal Forum, Guangzhou, China.
  • Wang, Z. and Jones, P. (2013), 'The evolution of franchising in the Chinese courts: the qualifications for a franchisor and the application of the disclosure requirements', Asia-Pacific Business Research Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Wang, Z. (2013), 'The development of commercial franchise law in China: Legal transplant and innovation', International Conference on Comparative Law in the Globalized World, Tsinghua University.
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2012), 'Franchising in China : legal reform and commercial reality', International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Vic..
  • Wang, Z. and Terry, A. (2010), 'The Impact of China's Regulatory Regime on Foreign Franchisors' Entry and Expansion Strategies in China: The KFC and McDonald's Experience', The 24th Annual International Society of Franchising (ISOF) Conference, Sydney.
  • Zhu, M., Wang, Z. and Quan, R. (2009), 'A Study of Key Factors Influencing International Franchisors' Choice of Entry Modes into China', 23rd Annual International Society of Franchising Conference, .
  • Quan, R., Zhu, M. and Wang, Z. (2009), 'From East to West: The Empirical Findings of Chinese SMEs Market Entry Mode Choice', International Conference on Business, Economics, Management and Marketing, .
  • Wang, Z., Zhu, M. and Terry, A. (2009), 'Environmental Factors and International Expansion in Emerging Markets: A Case study of Foreign Franchising Companies in China', 11th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development , Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Zhu, M. and Wang, Z. (2007), 'The Evolution of Franchising in China: Prospects and Caveats', 10th International Conference on Global Business and Economic Development, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Terry, A. and Wang, Z. (2006), 'From Mao to Maccas: Economic, Legal and Political Influences on the Development of Franchising in China', Macromarketing 2006 Seminar Proceedings: Macromarketing the future of marketing?, Dunedin, NZ.
  • Wang, Z., Terry, A. and Zhu, M. (2006), 'The Development of Franchising in China', 2006 International Society of Franchising Conference, .
  • Terry, A. and Wang, Z. (2005), 'Franchising in the New China: the Regulatory Environment for Foreign Franchisors'', 2005 International Society of Franchising Conference, .


Doctor Wang is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: An Evaluation of the Functioning of Risk Management Committee in the Middle East: A Comparative Analyses with the United Kingdom
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Thesis Title: Balancing Free Trade and the Public Interest Under Multilateral Trade Agreements: the WTO experience
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Thesis Title: The Role of Islamic Finance in Strengthening Socio-economic Dimensions of Sustainable Development Goals in OIC Countries: Law and Practice Perspectives
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Thesis Title: Study on Company's Right of Disgorgement
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Thesis Title: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Oil Industry in Iraq
Field of Research: Business And Commercial Law; Other Management And Commerce
Thesis Title: The Recent Public Reforms: A Comparative Study of Public Accountability in Australia and Libya
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Thesis Title: How Would Chinese Domestic Law Impact the Investment Agreement of FTA
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