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CIBEL Lunchtime Talk on ‘Common and Symmetrical Responsibility in Climate Change: A Bridging Mechanism for Adaptation and Mitigation’ delivered by Associate Dean and Professor Haifeng DENG, Tsinghua Law School on 1 August 2017

Zhuangsi Xu, Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, UNSW Australia

The presentation was conducted half on Professor Deng’s recent research on the Common and Symmetry Responsibility in Climate Change, and half on “Conducting Research on Chinese Law” as the first topic of the CIBEL Ph.D. Seminar. Each section was followed by a short Q&A session.

CIBEL Lunchtime Talk on ‘At the End of the New Silk Road? China-Israel Economic Relations in Uncertain Times’’, delivered by Prof. Tomer Broude on 31 August 2017

Xiaomeng Qu, Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, UNSW Australia

Background
In its unique geopolitical and economic circumstances, Israel has traditionally viewed the US and the EU as its chief international economic partners. After the establishment of One Belt, One Road project (OBOR), how should Israel -one of the OECD's smallest members - reconsider its global economic strategies as centers of economic and political gravity are shifting to the east? Prof. Broude shared his views from three aspects.

Chinese Court Unprecedentedly Recognized and Enforced a U.S. Commercial Monetary Judgment

Senior Lecturer Dr. Jie (Jeanne) Huang

 

On 30 June 2017, for the first time in history, Chinese court recognized and enforced a U.S. commercial monetary judgment. The case is Liu Li v. Tao Li and Tong Wu[1] decided by the Intermediate People’s Court of Wuhan City.

Chinese Investment in Australia: Why Do We Need a Better ChAFTA?

Dr Weihuan Zhou, Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law

Official statements and public opinions in Australia and China have been overwhelmingly positive on the impact of the China – Australia Free Trade Agreement (“ChAFTA”) on Chinese investment in Australia. This is an overstatement of the impact. Australia’s ChAFTA commitments on investment liberalisation and investor protection are limited and may not create sufficient incentives for or boost the confidence of Chinese investors.

Polycentric Future: Joint Rule-making in E-commerce by Public and Private Bodies in Post-TPP Era

Dr. Jie (Jeanne) Huang (Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law)

In a few industries, privately-owned Chinese enterprises have actively advocated their voice in international rule-making. E-commerce is one example. Jack Ma, Alibaba Group Executive Chairman and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, is calling for the establishment of an Electronic World Trade Platform (‘eWTP’) to help small to medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’), developing countries and young people to enter the global market and join the global economy. eWTP would link local, regional, national and international e-commerce Internet platforms.

CIBEL Lunchtime Talk: What’s new about US trade policy towards China under the Trump administration?, given by Prof. Xinquan Tu on 7 July 2017

Xiaomeng Qu, Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, UNSW Australia

Professor Xinquan Tu discussed the new feature of Trump’s trade policy to China and analyzed the potential US – China trade relations in the near future.

Background

Chinese Investment in Australia in the Post-ChAFTA Era: A Critical Analysis

Dr Weihuan Zhou, UNSW Law

Dr Weihuan Zhou presented a recent research on “Chinese Investment in Australia after the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA)” at UNSW Law Staff Seminar on 25 July 2017. The presentation reviewed Chinese outbound investment policies and the investment complementarity between China and Australia, which have been the major drivers for Chinese investment in Australia in the past decade before the conclusion of the ChAFTA. Dr Zhou then discussed the major issues in the ChAFTA negotiations and the major rules under the ChAFTA on investment liberalisation and investor protection.

CIBEL Lunchtime Talk on ‘China and the WTO: the use of Competition Law and Anti-dumping,' delivered by Dr. Hassan Qaqaya on 25 May 2017

Xue BAI (Sophia), Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Law, UNSW Australia

Dr. Hassan Qaqaya’s presentation covered a broad range of issues in the context of Competition and Trade Policies relating to China.

Implementing WTO Rulings: Fifteen Years of China in the WTO

Dr. WeiHuan Zhou, Lecturer, UNSW Law Faculty

While it is a matter of ongoing debate whether it is China that will shake the world or the world that will shake China, there is little doubt that China has been skilfully riding the wave of, and taking benefits from, globalisation. (Armstrong 2015; Summers 2015) It is equally true that China’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 15 years ago provided a golden opportunity for it to accelerate integration into the world economy. China is now set to celebrate its 15-year membership in the WTO on 11 December 2016.

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