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Dr Chunping Bush



I am a Lecturer in Law at the University of Exeter, School of Law and am teaching Trust Law and Property Law from Jan 2021. I taught Contract Law, EU Law, Trust Law and Property Law at Surrey University from 2019 to 2020. I successfully defended my PhD thesis without any corrections on International Financial Regulation in 2021 at the University of Surrey. My thesis is entitled ‘The Rise of Dagong Global Credit Rating Agencies and International Credit Rating Reform.’ It examined the effectiveness of the recent regulatory reform on credit rating agencies in the US, the EU and China and I proposed solutions to strengthen the financial market to prevent future financial crises. I obtained a LLM Degree (Distinction) in Financial Regulation and Banking Law in 2016 and a LLB Degree (First Class Honours) in 2015 at the University of Hertfordshire. I was awarded the Judges Prize for ‘Excellent Performance in the LLB’. I obtained a Fellowship of HEA in 2020.

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Publications and presentations:

Chunping Bush, ‘The Chinese Credit Rating Industry: Internationalisation, Challenges and Reforms’ (2021) Journal of Economics and Business, 30 September 2021, 106032,

Chunping Bush, ‘The Rise and Fall of the Dagong Global Credit Rating Agency: A Geopolitical Challenge for the Rating Industry’ (2021) Journal of Financial Regulation, 2021, 00, 1–6

Chunping Bush, 'Dealing with the Conflicts of Interest of Credit Rating Agencies: A Balanced Cure for the Disease' (2022) Capital Market Law Journal, 2022-06-17, DOI:

Chunping Bush & Ming Du, ‘Towards a Win-Win EU-China Bilateral Investment Treaty: Challenges and Prospects,’ in Understanding China, Young-Chan Kim (Eds): China and the Belt and Road Initiative, 978-3-030-86121-6, 516475_1_EU, (Chapter 7)  (Springer Publishing, 2021)

Chunping Bush, ‘Critical Analysis of the New Chinese Foreign Investment Law in the Prism of China-EU CAI And China-US BIT Negotiations’ (2024) Sociology International Journal, Volume 8 Issue 2 - 2024,


‘The Challenge of The Rating Industry’ (University of Surrey, School of Law, Keynote Talk Series, Dec-2018) 

‘International Regulatory Reform of Credit Rating Agencies’ (Lancaster University, 2019 BACL Postgraduate Workshop on Comparative Law, April-2019) 

‘International Regulatory Reform of Credit Rating Agencies after the 2007-08 Financial Crisis’ (Glasgow Law Postgraduate Conference, May-2019) 

‘Towards a Win-Win EU-China Bilateral Investment Treaty: Challenges and Prospects’ (Bridging the Gap, Doctoral College Conference 2019) 

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