Bio of Tong Lihua
Tong Lihua, Director of Beijing Zhicheng Law Firm, Director of Beijing Children’s Legal Aid and Research Centre, Director of Beijing Zhicheng Migrant Workers’ Legal Aid and Research Center, Associate Director of Criminal Legal Aid Research Center of the Chinese University of Political Science and Law, President of Beijing Rural Areas Rule of Law Institute, President of Beijing Child Law Institute. Mr. Tong is also the legislative representative of the Beijing People’s Congress as well as Director of the Child Protection Committee and Director of Legal Aid Committee of All China Lawyers Association. Mr. Tong use to be the visiting scholar for Yale University and Columbia University and is the guest lecturer for numerous Chinese Universities.
Tong Lihua has been actively engaged in public interest law for ten years. In the last ten years, more than 200,000 minors and migrant workers have benefited directly from the free legal service provided by Mr. Tong and his team. Thus, he is widely recognized by the society and has been awarded as China’s Top Ten Outstanding Juvenile Protection Citizen, Top Ten Outstanding Workers’ Rights Protection Attorney, China Top Ten Legal Practitioner, China Top Ten Public Interest Advocate, China Outstanding Youth Medal, China Outstanding 5•1 Medal, National Model Worker etc. He is known as “Chinas Public Interest Law Leader”.