CIBEL hosts delegation from Xi'an Jiaotong University

On 24 September 2016, UNSW Law’s Chinese International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Initiative welcomed the delegation from Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) and hosted a roundtable discussion with the distinguished guests, including its President, Professor Shuguo Wang and Assistant President, Professor Wenhua Shan.

CIBEL members, led by Professor Colin Picker, introduced to the distinguished guests the development of UNSW Law's research interests in China-related international business and economic law and the progresses made by CIBEL since its establishment in 2015. 

During the roundtable session, Professor Shan, who was also the Dean of the Law School of XJTU, signed with Professor Colin Picker an agreement memorialising the joint intention to further deepen the collaborations between the two law schools, and particularly, between CIBEL and the Silk Road Institute for International and Comparative Law, Xi'an Jiaotong University.  The reinvigorated relationship will focus on many common goals, large research projects involving China-Australia economic law issues; teaching partnerships (especially through a new pathways agreement from their undergraduate law degree into our JD degree); PhD student development; international alliances; law journal development, and long-term institution building. 

"Xi'an Jiaotong University is one of UNSW's closest partners, not the least as a result of the close collaboration between the law faculties at the two universities. That close relationship became even closer during this visit by a delegation from XJTU, including their president" commented Professor Colin Picker.

As a member of the New Silk Road Law School Alliance and the host of the next NSRLSA Meeting, UNSW Law expects its collaborations with XJTU at Xi'an, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, to enhance the development of high-level research in international and comparative law, and contribute to the establishment of new economic partnership and legal framework in the Maritime Silk Road region.