Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in the Belt and Road Initiative


Conveners: SIAS, China Centre, Oriental Studies

Speaker: Professor Wang Guiguo

The Belt and Road Initiative (B&R), since its unveiling by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013, has attracted much attention in the international community. As the B&R involves extensive government to government, enterprise to government and enterprise to enterprise relations and transactions, disputes are unavoidable. Professor Guiguo Wang will, in this event, examine the existing mechanisms for resolving such disputes by pointing out their shortcomings and rooms for improvement. He will then appraise an alternative dispute resolution mechanism proposed in a Blue Book by the International Academy for the Belt and Road in Hong Kong.

Guiguo WANG is University Professor and Scholar of 1000 Talents, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Eason-Weinmann Chair of International and Comparative Law, School of Law, Tulane University, USA; President of International Academy of the Belt and Road (Hong Kong); Chairman of the Hong Kong WTO Research Institute; Chairman of the National Committee (HK) and Titular Member of the International Academy of Comparative Law; former Dean of School of Law, City University of Hong Kong and former Director of the Centre for Judicial Education and Research, City University of Hong Kong; Vice President of the Chinese Society of International Economic Law.