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13th EDITION –  SUMMER INSTITUTE IN CHINA 2018 – EXECUTIVE EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAM

The Deadline for the application to the Summer Institute in China 2018 is scheduled on October 31, 2017

Queries can be addressed to : info@summerlawinstitute.com

THE NEW WEBSITE OF THE SUMMER INSTITUTE IS OPEN http://summerlawinstitute.com/

Picture Bye Picture under the Chinese Flag Picture with all the Participants to the Edition 2014 Picture with Flag Picture with the International Fellows and Young REsearchers

The Edition 2018 of the Summer Institute in China – Executive Education Training Program coordinated by West Virginia University, John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics (WV, USA) and gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) will be held in Beijing (China) from June 23 to July 21, 2018 (IP-China and SICCEP).

West Virginia University, John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics (WV, USA), gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) have set up a Summer Institute in China – Executive Education Training Program to be held in Beijing (China) with two parallel curricula to be held in two different terms.

This program is organized in partnership with University of Calgary Law School (Canada), University of Provence Aix Marseille I – CNRS Centre of Comparative Epistemology and Ergology (France), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), University of Eastern Piedmont Faculty of Economics (Italy), University of Pavia, Faculty of Law (Italy), University of Verona, Department of Law  (Italy) (See: https://paolofarah.wordpress.com/summer-schools-in-china)

This program is multidisciplinary and is aimed at students, young graduates and senior professionals with a background in law, political sciences, international relations, philosophy, economics, environmental sciences, engineering and any other relevant discipline that can be related to the topics of the program.

The first curriculum is called “Summer Institute on Climate Change and Environmental Protection” (SICCEP) or more precisely Law, Policy, Economics and Technology on Climate Change and Environmental issues: European and Chinese Perspectives. It addresses issues such as energy policies, environment law and sustainable development, intellectual property and technology innovation. The second curriculum is called “Summer Institute on Intellectual Property Rights and China(IP-China). The participants (students and professionals) who will enroll in all the scheduled courses and seminars will receive the certificates for both curricula. It is an innovative program that takes into account the training demands of young professionals on these issues, drawing on relevant curricula received from international organizations and the private sector.

Previous editions of the program and both the curricula were approved by the Italian National Bar Association (Rome) with 24 credits valid for lawyers and practicing lawyers.

For undergraduate and graduate students, based on the number of hours of lecturers, preparatory academic materials and practical activities, this summer school is equivalent at least to one semester program.

The summer course will include the following topics:

1) Introduction to Chinese Law, Institutions & Politics – IP-CHINA and SICCEP curricula

2) Introduction to Chinese Intellectual Property Law and Technology Transfer – IP-CHINA curriculum

3) Guest Speaker Module – Chinese Law and Intellectual  Property Law: Lawyers and Practitioners Perspective – IP-CHINA curriculum

4) Environment, Science, and Society: a Philosophical Introduction – SICCEP curriculum

5) Law, Policy, and Economics of Climate Change – SICCEP curriculum

6) NUDGING THE DRAGON? Environmental policy making and behaviour change in China – SICCEP curriculum

7) Guest Speaker Module – Sustainable Development,  Climate Change and Environmental Protection: an On-the-Field Perspective – SICCEP curriculum

The courses listed can be subject to variations

For further information please visit the webpage:

https://paolofarah.wordpress.com/summer-schools-in-china/

The Deadline for the application to the Summer Institute in China 2018 is scheduled on OCTOBER 31, 2018

Queries can be addressed to : info@summerlawinstitute.com

THE WEBSITE OF THE SUMMER INSTITUTE IS AT THE FOLLOWING WEBPAGEhttp://summerlawinstitute.com/

Paolo Davide Farah, “Trade and Progress: The Case of China”, 30 (1) COLUMBIA JOURNAL OF ASIAN LAW, Fall 2016, pp. 51-112.

The full article can be downloaded at the following link:

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3020365

Abstract

China’s accession to the WTO is widely understood as an important step towards greater global market liberalization and integration. However, this step has been also perceived in an ambivalent way. On one hand, the global market liberalization would have never been really completed without participation of such a major player as China. On the other hand, many observers articulated concerns about China’s ability to integrate into the WTO system. In order to tackle the issues of concern, attention was paid mainly to technical issues, which were seen as a precondition for China’s successful integration into the WTO system. For this reason, topics related with market integration, such as e.g. liberalization requirements, as well as topics related with transparency and legal and administrative policies, necessary for securing of just and equitable resolution of commercial and trade disputes, were initially addressed.

Still, in the light of the changing and evolving geopolitical climate, it has become more evident that Non-Trade Concerns (NTCs) might be another multifaceted topic requiring special attention. EU and US, becoming increasingly aware of the fact that competition of economies with different level of development might result not only in job losses in developed countries due to relocation of production, but also to general deterioration of environmental, social and health standards, have accentuated the importance of a global consensus on NTCs and their inclusion into EU and US external policies concerning foreign trade and investment. Civil society from the developed world, in general, is afraid that further liberalization may endanger public policies at different levels: environmental protection and sustainable development, good governance, cultural rights, labor rights, public health, social welfare, national security, food security, access to knowledge, consumer protection, and animal welfare.

On the other hand, coalition consisting of China and other BRICS countries as well as other developing countries gaining more influence in the WTO and other international fora has been able to articulate discontent with measures adopted by developed countries to address NTCs. The clash between interests of developed and developing countries reveals potential unfairness and inconsistencies of the international system, including the international trade system, which needs to undergo a deep reform to integrate the developing countries’ needs.

Many of the measures that developed countries introduce to address NTCs were received by developing countries with suspicion, resistance, and even hostility. Developing countries, including China, doubt the authenticity of such considerations and think they might actually hide protectionist purposes. Additionally, developing countries see these measures as an indirect form of western imperialism whereby they will have no choice but to comply with the social, ethical, and cultural values of the developed states. Nonetheless, not only has China undergone serious reforms and adopted new regulations to address the issue of NTCs, but the country has even begun to play an important role in the international negotiations on NTCs—such as those on climate change, energy, culture, and so on.

However, at the same time it provides an opportunity for China and other developing countries to defend their interests in a constructive dialogue with developed countries and restructure the system in order to find a necessary balance between globalization and sustainable development or to shape it according to their interests.

TO DOWNLOAD THE FULL ARTICLE: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3020365

 

Keywords: Globalization, WTO, International Economic Law, Trade, Non-Trade Concerns, Good Governance, Human Rights, Right to Water and Food, Social and Economic Rights, Cultural Rights, Labour, Environment, Climate Change, Energy, Intellectual Property, Health, Sustainability

JEL Classification: Q40, Q48, Q50, Q56, Q58, Q34, Q37, Q32, Q23, Q24, Q25, Q27, K33, K32 Q17, Q18

Conference - University of Macau - 16 December 2015

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On December 16, 2015, gLAWcal in partnership with University of Macau, Faculty of Law (China) organized an International Conference on “Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges”. This conference is part of the research project entitled ‘Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization’ (Research Project funded by the University of Macau, Project Reference MYRG2015-00219-FLL).

The pdf program can be found here: Conference Program – University of Macau – 16 December 2015 – Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges

International Conference
Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges

16 December 2015
Faculty of Law of the University of Macau (Building E32), Room G020

PROGRAMME

8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 09:15 Welcome and opening remarks

John Shijian Mo, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Macau
Fernando Dias Simões, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

09:15 – 10:45 Session I: Consumer Policy in China: Setting the Scene
Chair: Augusto Teixeira Garcia, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

Chinese Consumer Policy and the Development of an Ecological Civilization – Fernando Dias Simões, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

Construction of Consumer Law in Transitional China – Jia Yao, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 Session II: Consumer Policy and Sustainable Development
Chair: Rostam J. Neuwirth, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

Consumer Policy: Trade and Investment Rules as Competition Policy – Danny Friedmann and Julien Chaisse, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Global Governance of Food Security and Consumer Protection in the Light of Principles of Sustainable Development – Paolo Davide Farah, West Virginia University (United States of America) & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom)

Consumer Protection and Environmental Governance in China – Bryan Druzin, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:00 Session III: Consumer Policy and Product Safety
Chair: Guangjian Tu, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

Chinese rules on Product Safety from the Perspective of EU Law and the International Cooperation –Mateja Durovic, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

Off-label Prescription in China: What can Chinese Consumers expect from the Law? – Vera Lúcia Raposo, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:45 Session IV: Consumer Policy and Intellectual Property Rights
Chair: Sten I. Verhoeven, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

Intellectual Property Rights and the Rise of a Consumer Society – James M. Cooper, California Western School of Law, San Diego (United States of America)

Issues of Counterfeit Drugs in China: Patient’s Right as Consumers – Jerry I-H Hsiao, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

17:45 – 18:00 Closing remarks
Organizing Committee

Fernando Dias Simões (University of Macau)
Paolo Davide Farah (West Virginia University & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development)
Julien Chaisse (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

This conference is part of the research project led by Professor Fernando Dias Simões entitled ‘Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization’ (Research Project funded by the University of Macau, Project Reference MYRG2015-00219-FLL).

Paolo Davide Farah, “Environmental and Energy Challenges in China”, Fundação Rui Cunha, Macao, China, March 26, 2015

Program available here:

Paolo Davide Farah Environmental and Energy Challenges in China”, Fundação Rui Cunha, Macao, China, March 26, 2015

Paolo Davide Farah, “Energy Security and Sustainable Development: the Shale Gas Development in China”, Lecture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, March 25, 2015, 12:30-14:00

The leaflet is available here: Paolo Davide Farah – Lecture Chinese University of Hong Kong March 25, 2015

Paolo Davide Farah - Lecture Chinese University of Hong Kong March 25, 2015

Paolo Davide Farah, “Energy Security and Sustainable Development: the Shale Gas Development in China”, Lecture at City University of Hong Kong, China March 25, 2015, 4-5 pm.

The leaflet is available here: Paolo Davide Farah – Lecture City University of Hong Kong March 25, 2015

Paolo Davide Farah - Lecture City University of Hong Kong March 25, 2015

Paolo Davide Farah, “Climate Change and Water Control: Promises and Pitfalls of Shale Gas”, Paper Presentation at the Conference “Managing the Globalization of Sanitation and Water Services: ‘Blue Gold’ Regulatory and Economic Challenges”, organized by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, in cooperation with Maastricht University, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, School of Economics, University of Leeds, Business School, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, 23-24 March 2015.

Full Program Available: Conference Program March 23-24

Conference Program March 23-24