Wednesday, May 25, 2016

HKU Law Hosts Belt/Road Rule of Law International Conference (3 June 2016)

International Governance and Rule of Law in China under the One Belt One Road Initiative

Date: 3 June 2016 (Friday)
Venue: 11/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, The University of Hong Kong

Opening at: 9:00

Session 1 (9:15-10:45) 
Theme: Convergence of International Rules under the One Belt One Road Initiative
Moderator: Dr. Michael Ng, HKU

1. Does the OBOR Initiative Need a Legal Framework?
Prof. John Mo, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

2. OBOR and International Law: A Perspective from International Public Goods
Prof. Shi Jingxia, School of Law, University of International Business and Economics

3. The Integration of New Rules with Existing Rules in the One Belt and One Road Initiative
Prof. Zhao Jun, Guanghua Law School, Zhejiang University

4. One Belt, One Road, and Three Conceptions of Sovereignty
Dr. Samuli Seppänen, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong 

Session 2 (11:00-12:30)
Theme: International Trade Law and China
Moderator: Dr. Marcelo Thompson, HKU

1. “One Belt One Road” Initiative and the Jurisprudence of Trade Agreement
Prof. Jaemin Lee, School of Law, Seoul National University, Korea

2. “Belt & Road”-Related IPR Customs Enforcement: China-EAEU, China-EU Cooperation
Prof. Zhang Naigen, School of Law, Fudan University

3. Anti-Monopoly Law in China-The Latest Developments in Administrative and Private Enforcement
Ms. Sarah Wersberg, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

4. China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative: Co-operation in Trade Liberalisation and Antitrust Enforcement
Mr. Kelvin Kwok, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong 

Session 3 (13:30-14:45)
Theme: International Investment Law, Financial Law and China’s Contribution
Moderator: Ms. Ji Lian Yap, HKU

1. Is the One Belt One Road Initiative a New Bit to China’s BIT Law Regime?
Prof. Shen Wei, School of Law, Shandong University

2. ASEAN Financial Integration and ‘One Belt, One Road’: Legal Challenges and Opportunities to Chinese Banks in Southeast Asia
Dr. Christopher Chen Chao-hung, School of Law, Singapore Management University

3. A Prognostic View on the Applicable Law for AIIB’s Loan Agreements
Dr. Peng Yue, School of Law, Nanjing University 

Session 4 (15:00-16:15)
Theme: Development of Other International Laws: Labour, Environment and Space Cooperation
Moderator: Prof. Anne Cheung, HKU

1. Transnational Labour Governance and the Belt and Road Initiative
Dr. Chen Yifeng, School of Law, Peking University

2. The Role of Environmental Impact Assessment in the Governance of Nu-Salween River: A Comparative Study of the Chinese and Burmese Approaches
Prof. Bian Yongmin, School of Law, University of International Business and Economics

3. The Role of Regional Space Cooperation in Procuring Space Security in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Prospect for Future?
Prof. Zhao Yun, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong 

Session 5 (16:30-18:00)
Theme: Development of International Dispute Resolution
Moderator: Mr. Gary Meggitt, HKU

1. Is Arbitration a Legitimate Way to Resolve the South China Sea Dispute?: A Commentary on the Jurisdiction of the Sino-Philippine South China Sea Arbitration
Dr. Gu Junfeng, School of Law, Shantou University

2. Analysis of International Civil Dispute Resolution Model in East Asia
Dr. Chai Yuhong, School of Law, Lanzhou University

3. Public Policy and Harmonization in International Commercial Arbitration: The Asian Context under “One Belt, One Road”
Dr. Gu Weixia, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong

4. The Establishment of the International Trade Dispute Settlement Mechanism under the “One Belt One Road” Initiative
Mr. Jiang Shengli, School of International Law, East China University of Political Science and Law 

Closing at: 18:00 

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