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"One Belt, One Road, Many Laws" Experts Talk Series

New Course
Course Code
SC491A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
23 Nov 2018 (Fri)
Duration
3 hours
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$1,200

The “One Belt, One Road, Many Laws” Experts Talk Series aims to keep the policy, economic and professional communities informed of the latest knowledge and perspectives on China’s Belt and Road Initiative.  Each talk has two lectures delivered by outstanding international experts on specific legal aspects of BRI in the context of transnational economic integration.  Professionals, policy analysts, investors, policy-makers and individuals interested in the BRI and transnational economic activities are welcome.
 

Talk 1: Transnational Economic Integration, Belt & Road, and the Chinese Courts

Schedule

2.15pm

Registration

2.30pm

Welcoming by Professor William Lee, Director, HKU SPACE

2.45pm

Lecture 1 : Transnational Economic Integration and the Belt & Road Initiative

3.30pm

Coffee break*

3.45pm

Lecture 2 : Impact of Belt & Road on the Chinese courts 

4.30pm

Coffee break*

4.45pm

Plenary discussion

5.15pm

End

*Coffee/ tea and simple snacks will be served.

+A statement of attendance will be issued for participants.

Lecture 1 : Transnational Economic Integration and the Belt and Road Initiative

Professor Gonzalo Villalta Puig

Head, School of Law and Politics, University of Hull

This lecture analyses the significance of Free Trade Areas (FTAs) to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). BRI is a plan to construct a transportation and telecommunications network that connects the PRC with the rest of the world.  Under the slogan of ‘unimpeded trade’, it is also a plan to open FTAs, which facilitates access to markets for PRC goods and services.  The lecture argues that, as a solution to the problems of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to liberalise trade at the multilateral level, China should attempt to open FTAs with its largest trading partners along the trade routes that BRI covers. It further argues that the China should work for those FTAs to be comprehensive, high-quality deals that closely replicate the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the People’s Republic of China (ChAFTA), which is PRC’s most ambitious FTA to date.  The lecture also examines the relationship that the PRC has with each of its largest trading partners within the scope of BRI and gives special attention to the barriers in those relationships, which any prospective FTA, however unlikely, would aim to remove.

Lecture 2 : Impact of Belt & Road on the Chinese courts 

Professor Susan Finder

Distinguished Scholar in Residence, School of Transnational Law, Peking University

The Belt and Road Initiative has an important impact on internationalizing the Chinese courts.  This impact is multi-dimensional and covers the followings: increasing China’s voice in formulating legal rules; the need for Chinese courts to resolve cross-border disputes; and Chinese courts being used to further foreign policy goals.  Another aspect is integrating Chinese legislation (related to courts) and judicial practices with the rest of the world.  In this lecture, the following important aspects will be discussed: innovations in substantive law; innovations in procedural law; global/regional arrangements; institutional arrangements and judicial foreign policy.

 

About the Speakers

Professor Gonzalo Villalta Puig

Professor Gonzalo Villalta Puig is Head of the School of Law and Politics and Professor of Law at The University of Hull. He is the inaugural holder of The University of Hull established Chair in the Law of Economic Integration for his research into the constitutionalisation of free trade in non-unitary market jurisdictions. He was formerly Professor of Law and Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, which he served as Associate Dean (Research).

Professor Villalta Puig is a Fellow of the European Law Institute, an Overseas Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and an Associate Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law. He chairs the International Association of Constitutional Law’s Research Group for Constitutional Studies of Free Trade and Political Economy and is a member of the Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals of the International Law Association. He is Associate Editor of the Global Journal of Comparative Law (Brill Nijhoff).

Professor Villalta Puig serves on the Council of The University Hull and is a member of the Executive of The Committee of Heads of UK Law Schools.

 

Professor Susan Finder

Professor Susan Finder is the Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the School of Transnational Law of Peking University (Shenzhen).  She received her undergraduate degree from Yale College, her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School, and a Master of Laws degree from Columbia Law School.

She is a scholar of China's judicial system (in comparative perspective), focusing on the evolution of the role and operations of the Supreme People's Court, with many years of experience in China-related legal practice.  In her initial academic career (at what is now the City University of Hong Kong),she published the first comprehensive study of the operations of the Supreme People's Court.  For many years thereafter, she practiced law, primarily with the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

Professor Finder is also on the panel of arbitrators of several Chinese arbitration institutions, including the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission. Much of her scholarship is published on her blog, the Supreme People's Court Monitor. The Harvard Law School Law Library lists the blog as one of the best resources for Chinese legal research.

 

Talk 1: Transnational Economic Integration, Belt & Road, and the Chinese Courts

Apply

Online

Course Code

IDLS9003

Application Code

1655-2575NW 

Start Date

23 November 2018 (Friday)

Time

2:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Venue

Professor and Mrs Enoch Young Lecture Theatre (Rm 204),

2/F Admiralty Learning Centre, HKU SPACE, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong  (Exit A, Admiralty MTR Station)

There is no formal entrance requirement.

Course Fee
  • HK$1,200

Law Soceity CPD points being applied for 

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Talk 1: Transnational Economic Integration, Belt & Road, and the Chinese Courts

Apply

Online

Course Code

IDLS9003

Application Code

1655-2575NW 

Start Date

23 November 2018 (Friday)

Time

2:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Venue

Professor and Mrs Enoch Young Lecture Theatre (Rm 204),

2/F Admiralty Learning Centre, HKU SPACE, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong  (Exit A, Admiralty MTR Station)

 

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