China Team

1603 Tower A, Huapu Garden, No. 9 South Dongzhimen Street Dongcheng District, Beijing China 100070

Paula Ho – Interim China Program Director

Paula Ho is a Canadian and U.S. attorney with experience in rule of law and human rights programming, non-profit project management, private practice, and legal aid. Previously, Paula served as IBJ’s China eLearning Project Manager in Beijing, overseeing the creation of online training tools for criminal defenders on both legal skills and the latest developments in criminal procedure law. During a hiatus from IBJ, Paula worked as a consultant for various non-profits, including on a China-related project for Justice Ventures International, working to eradicate human trafficking, empower the urban poor, and ensure access to justice. She also volunteered as a legal aid attorney serving low-income Asian immigrant clients at Greater Boston Legal Services. Paula holds a BA with Distinction from Cornell University and a JD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. After graduating from law school, Paula practiced in commercial litigation and real estate for two years in Toronto, Canada.

Zhang Yun – Office Manager

Zhang Yun is the Office Manager for IBJ China Program, based at Beijing National Defender Resource Center. In addition to managing IBJ’s central office, she oversees all of IBJ China’s administration and regional and national finances. Extensively experienced with GMS accounting, Zhang Yun coordinates and manages financial reporting for all of IBJ”s various projects throughout China and is responsible for ensuring accuracy and quality control. Experienced in event organization, Zhang Yun has successfully organized series of IBJ’s events including trainings, workshops, and roundtables, etc. in the past years. With a wide network with stakeholders in justice community in China, Zhang Yun provides strong supports to China program development. A graduate of Fujian Normal University, Zhang Yun holds a B.A. in English, as well as a special certificate in accounting. Prior to joining IBJ, she served as an high School English teacher in Fujian and an Administrative Officer in the People”s Government in Zhangzhou city, Fujian Province, where she was responsible for filing accounting reports to the provincial government.