Congratulations to Weixia Gu, whose article "15 Years of the Handover: The Rise, Discontent, and Positive Interaction of Cross-border Arbitration in Hong Kong and Mainland China" (full download available) was awarded the top prize (First Class Journal Article) in the 2015 Best Research Output Prize of the China Society of Private International Law (Society). The article was published in the University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review, volume 9, issue 1, pp. 42-98, published in April 2014. The research was an output of a General Research Fund project funded by the Research Grants Council.
Background on the prize: Every year, there are 10 research outputs in the area of private international law/conflict of laws in China and Greater China selected to be honoured by the Society as Best Research Output Prizes. The Prize Competition is organised by China Society of Private International Law Secretariat, and referees are leading experts in the field in China. Among the 10 outputs honoured, there are two honoured as “First Class”, three honoured as “Second Class”, and five honoured as “Third Class”. For the “First Class” Prizes, they are sub-divided as “Authored Book” (1 Prize) and “Journal Article” (1 Prize). For more information on the award, click here (in Chinese).