A faculty member and a student in the Faculty of Law (FLL) at the University of Macau (UM) won a third prize in a national essay competition on the ‘Fengqiao experience’ in the new era and the modernisation of social governance. The competition received 544 valid entries in total and the jury selected the winners for the first, second, and third prizes after rounds of assessments. UM’s winning paper, co-authored by Iau Teng Pio, associate dean and doctoral supervisor of FLL, and his doctoral student Li Yuhao, is a study on improving the mediation mechanism of the Guangdong-Macao In-depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin from the perspective of the ‘Fengqiao experience’ in the context of the new era. It provides an insightful reference for promoting the construction of the rule of law and improving the quality of governance in the Cooperation Zone.