On March 31, 2017, the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), and UNIDROIT co-hosted a conference at UIBE’s campus in Beijing, China, on the topic of “The Belt and Road Initiative and Dispute Resolution: Focusing on the UNIDROIT Principles, International Arbitration and Judicial Adjudication”.  The speakers and participants were welcomed by Mr Wang Jiaqiong, President of UIBE, Professor Shi Jingxia, Dean of UIBE Law School and Member of the UNIDROIT Governing Council, and heard a written address from Mr Wan Exiang, Vice Chairman of the 12th National People’s Congress Standing Committee and addresses from Mr José Angelo Estrella Faria, the Secretary-General of UNIDROIT and Mr Wang Chengjie, the Secretary-General of CIETAC. More than 20 guest speakers from China, Brazil, Italy, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Macao Special Administrative Region attended the meeting, and there were more than 200 participants from domestic and foreign universities, the Ministry of Commerce, the Supreme People’s Court and other relevant government departments, the Beijing Lawyers Association, well-known law firms and arbitration institutions.

 

The agenda of the conference is available at this link in English and Chinese and a detailed report, together with photos, is available at this link in Chinese.

 

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From left to right: Mr Li Xiaomeng, International Department Director of UIBE, Mr Neale
Bergman, Legal Officer (UNIDROIT), Mr José Angelo Estrella Faria, Secretary-General
of UNIDROIT, Mr Wang Jiaqiong, President of UIBE, Mr Wang Chengjie, Secretary General
of CIETAC, Professor Shi Jingxia, Dean of UIBE Law School, Professor Fu Jun of UIBE

 

 

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Group photo of speakers