LLM Lecture Prof. Guiguo Wang: China in the International Legal Order

21-03-2018 from 18:00 to 19:00
auditorium A of the Faculty of Law and Criminology (Campus Aula, Universiteitstraat 4, 9000 Gent)
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On Wednesday 21 March Professor Guiguo Wang will deliver the second LLM Lecture of 2018, entitled China in the International Legal Order, in auditorium A of the Faculty of Law and Criminology.

Prof. Guiguo WangLLM Lecture Professor Guiguo Wang

Title: China in the International Legal Order

The position of China in the international legal order in the 21st century is of critical importance as globalisation has entered a new phase and as the economic importance of China approaches maturity. The famous ‘Belt and Road’ initiative is China’s flagship programme to develop international commercial ties and development through a Chinacentred and China-funded multinational initiative. The biggest foreign spending programme by any one country since the U.S.' Marshall Plan, ‘One Belt, One Road’ has attracted interest around the world and the participation of about 70 countries worldwide. However, it has also raised concern as a vehicle for exported surplus economic capacity and extending political influence.
This lecture will review features of the contemporary world – coexistence of multilateral and bilateral economic collaboration arrangements and globalization as well as its impacts on members of the international community. Against this background, the lecture will discuss the status of B&R, how it is implemented, its relations with the existing world system, its trend of development and impact on the world. 

The lecture will be followed by a Q & A session and a reception in the Faculty Boardroom.

Participation is free, but registration (via e-mail) is required for non-LLM students and staff.

Professor Guiguo Wang

Guiguo Wang is a world-renowned scholar on international economic law and an entrepreneurial leader in legal education.

In 2013, Wang completed a highly effective six-year tenure as dean at City University of Hong Kong, where he also held the Chair in Chinese and Comparative Law and directed the Centre for Judicial Education and Research. He also is a titular member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Country Advisor to LexisNexis Butterworths Asia and a Distinguished Professor of Law at Hunan Normal University School of Law in Changsha, China.