Amongst other subjects, Heng Wang conducts research in international economic law and China, as well as Chinese law.
Heng Wang is particularly interested in services trade law, China and the world trade, trade regionalism and multilateralism, treaty interpretation, the interplay between services trade and other law (trade/investment), and transparency.
Heng is writing some articles on trade law, and editing an English-Chinese bilingual textbook on international trade law with colleagues from leading Chinese and American law schools.
1. Principal Investigator (PI) - Humanities and Social Sciences Research Project, Chinese Ministry of Education “Innovation in China's Origin Rules for Services”.
2. PI - China Law Society Ministerial Level General Law Research Project "Empirical Research of WTO Dispute Settlement System."
3. PI - SWUPL Research Project “The Perfection of the Rules of Origin for Services in China”.
4. Co-investigator (CI) - Emerging Dynamic Global Economies (EDGE) Network, Canada, headed by Prof. Debra Steger, University of Ottawa, with major work on WTO transparency, particularly from the perspective of business participation in trade policy-making. Funded by the Networks of Centres of Excellence, Canada (NCE) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
5. CI- Canada-China WTO Capacity Building Programme, co-sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency and Chinese Ministry of Commerce, aiming to provide advice on decision-making at the central and local level in China (PI: Prof. Tang Qingyang).
6. CI- External Actions of the European Community - EU-China Legal and Judicial Cooperation Programme funded by the European Commission (Action“Translation, studies and training on EU law”-“EU-China Law Studies Series”). Vice editor-in-chief of the monograph "EU Securities Law", Law Press, Beijing, 2005 (editor-in-chief. Prof. Sheng Xuejun).
7. CI - China National Social Science Foundation Key Project (Grade A) “Legal Mechanisms for Sharing Reform and Development Outcomes”.
8. CI- (Sino-US) Presidential Rule of Law Initiative co-sponsored by the American and Chinese governments. The project outcome "Civil Procedure" has been published by the China University of Political Science and Law Publishing House.
9. CI- The Pace Database on the CISG and International Commercial Law” (International Association of Law Libraries, 2002 Website Award), Law School, Pace University, New York, headed by Prof. Albert H. Kritzer.
1. Principal Investigator (PI) - The Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation Research Project "The Interpretation of Regional Services Trade Law: Focusing on the Jurisprudential Transplant and Conflict Avoidance."
2. PI - China Law Society Ministerial Level General Law Research Project "The Interpretation of China's WTO Accession Documents".
3. PI - Humanities and Social Sciences Research Project of China's Ministry of Education "Domestic Regulation Discipline under the Economic Crisis: Theoretical and Practical Analysis from a Multilateral and Regional Perspective"
4. PI - China (National) Model Bilingual-Teaching Course Development Project “Case Study on International Trade Law” jointly approved by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance, China.
5. PI - Key Research Project of Southwest University of Political Science and Law （SWUPL）“Legal Issues in Carbon Finance in the Context of Trade and Climate Change”.