China Team

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

Aurora Elizabeth Bewicke – Program DirectorAurora Elizabeth Bewicke is the China director for IBJ’s office in Beijing, China. Prior to her work with IBJ, she was a practicing attorney, working primarily in the areas of criminal defense, victim advocacy and immigration. In addition to legal experience in her native United States, she has appeared before the Kosovo Property Claims Commission, the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, as well as conducted research for the Office of the Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Her publications include articles on both Chinese law and international criminal justice. In her spare time, Aurora enjoys painting and language study, and can communicate in English, Arabic, French and Chinese.

Zhang Yun – Office ManagerZhang 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.

Zhou Xiaoming – Legal Program OfficerZhou Xiaoming is the Legal Program Officer of the Southeast Defender Resource Center. She is responsible for the implementation of IBJ’s program strategy for the Southeast region of China. Zhou Xiaoming received her B.A. in English Linguistics and Literature and a second B.A. in law from Wuhan University in 2003. In 2006, she got her M.A., and in 2009 her J.D. with a specialization in Private International Law, from Wuhan University Law School. She passed the National Test for English Majors Band-8, with French as a second foreign language. While in Law School, she was a volunteer with the Center for Protection of Rights of Disadvantaged Citizens, providing legal aid to disadvantaged populations, specifically women, juveniles, the disabled, the poor and migrant workers. She was also an editor of International Law Review of Wuhan University, which is a popular and academic international law review in China.