Clive Ansley | Board of Directors

Clive Ansley has been actively involved with China and Sino-Canadian relations for almost 55 years. He speaks and reads Chinese and holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chinese Studies and Law from Canadian universities, as well as a graduate degree in Chinese Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. A former Canadian professor of Chinese History, Civilization, and Law, Mr. Ansley taught Chinese Law for a total of six years at the University of Windsor and the University of British Columbia. He has also taught in several Chinese universities. He has given evidence in many Canadian and foreign court proceedings, in addition to appearing regularly before Canadian tribunals, as a recognized expert on Chinese law. Mr. Ansley litigated in China for fourteen years, and spent five years representing foreign clients in Taiwan. He retired from the practice of law in 2019 after 37 years as a practising lawyer. He now dedicates most of his working time to his lifelong interest in human rights, and to teaching courses on the Chinese “judicial” system for Courtenay Elder College.