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Cornell-Beida Conference 2006

Cornell-Beida Conference on the WTO System
convened by
Cornell University and Peking University
with
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Cordell Hull Institute Joint Center for China-US Law & Policy Studies

Supported by
Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce China International Economic Law Society London School of Economics and Political Science in
Beijing, China, on May 22-24, 2006

Conference Honorary Co-Chairs
WU Zhipan, Vice-President, Peking University
David WIPPMAN, Vice-Provost, Cornell University
ZHU Suli, Professor and Dean, Peking University Law School
Stewart J. SCHWAB, Professor and Dean, Cornell University Law School

Conference Co-Chairs
SHAO Jingchun, Professor and Director, WTO Center, Peking University
John J. BARCELÓ III, Professor, Cornell University Law School

Conference Secretaries-General
WAN Meng, Professor and Dean, Department of Law, Beijing Foreign Studies University
LIU Dongjin, Associate Professor, Peking University Law School
Larry S. BUSH, Executive Director, Clarke Center, Cornell University Law School
Liya RONG, Cornell University, Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Part I: Role of the WTO Rules in the World Economy

Monday, May 22, 2006

09:30-09:40:    
Conference Co-chairs convene the Conference and introduce the guests

Prof. SHAO Jingchun of Beida, acting as a co-chair, opens the Conference and introduces distinguished guests (5 minutes), and then asks Prof. John J. . BARCELÓ III of Cornell, acting as co-chair, to chair the next part of the Conference (5 minutes)

09:40-09:55 
Vice-President of Beida and Vice-Provost of Cornell present welcoming statements Prof. John J. BARCELÓ III chairs presentation of welcoming statements. (5 minutes)
Vice-Provost of Cornell presents welcoming statement (5 minutes)
Vice-President of Beida presents welcoming statement (5 minutes) Prof. John J. BARCELÓ III introduces the co-chairs of the first session to the Conference.

09:55-10:05
Group Photo


10:05-11:15
FIRST SESSION: WTO Rules and the Doha Round


CO-CHAIR: CHAI Haitao, President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce
CO-CHAIR: Hugh CORBET, President, Cordell Hull Institute

SPEAKERS:
ZHANG Yuqing, Panel Member appointed by WTO’s Disputes Settlement Body; Former Director General, Treaty and Law Bureau, Ministry of Commerce (30 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:
Dr. ZHAO Hong, Assistant Representative, Office of Representative for Trade Negotiation, Ministry of Commerce (15 minutes)
John J. BARCELÓ III, Professor, Cornell Law School (15 Minutes)

Q & A:
(10 minutes)

11:15-11:30
Refreshment Break

11:30-12:30
SECOND SESSION: Role of WTO Rules on Technical Barriers to Trade

CO-CHAIR:

SHAO Jingchun, Professor of Law and Director, WTO Law Center, Peking University; Vice-President, China International Economic Law Society

CO-CHAIR:
David WIPPMAN, Professor of Law and Vice-Provost for International Relations, Cornell University

SPEAKER:

GUO Lisheng, Vice-Director of the WTO/TBT Information Center of People’s Republic of China (15 minutes) Francis SNYDER, Centennial Professor, Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science (15 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:
ZHAO Xiuwen, Professor of Law, Renmin University (10 minutes) WANG Jiajie, General Manager, General Department of Legal Affairs, China General Technology Group (10 minutes)

Q & A:
(10 minutes)

12:30-14:00
Lunch and Luncheon Addresses


CHAIR:
SHAO Jingchun, Professor and Director, WTO Law Center, Peking University; Vice-President, China International Economic Law Society

SPEAKERS:
Vice-President WU Zhipan or Dean ZHU Suli, Peking University
Dean Stewart J. SCHWAB, Cornell University Law School

4:00-15:30
THIRD SESSION: Role of WTO Rules on Subsidies to Manufacturing


CO-CHAIR:
SHEN Sibao, Dean and Professor of Law, Law School of the University of International Business and Economics

CO-CHAIR:
Francis SNYDER, Centennial Professor, Law Department, London School of Economics and Political Science

SPEAKERS:  
Liya RONG, Cornell University; Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law School (10 minutes)
HUANG Dongli, Professor of Law, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Science (20 minutes)
Robert GREEN, Professor, Cornell Law School (20 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:
Sanguan Lewmanomont (LIU Huayuan), Dean and Professor, Yonok Law School, Bangkok, Thailand: President, Lewmanomont International Law Office (15 minutes)

Dr. HUANG Wenjun, Senior Partner, Deheng Law Officies (15 minutes)

Q & A:
(10 minutes)

15:30-16:00
Refreshment Break

16:00-17:15
FOURTH SESSION: Role of WTO Rules on Intellectual Property Rights


CO-CHAIR:
GUO Shoukang, Professor, Law School, Renmin University

CO-CHAIR:
John J. BARCELÓ III, Professor, Cornell Law School

SPEAKERS:
CHAI Haitao, President, Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Commerce (20 minutes)

Sanguan Lewmanomont (LIU Huayuan), Dean and Professor, Yonok Law School, Bangkok, Thailand: President, Lewmanomont International Law Office (20 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:
LIU Dongjin, Associate Professor, Peking University Law School (10 minutes)
Yvonne CRIPPS, Professor, Indiana School of Law— Bloomington; Visiting Professor, Cornell University Law School (10 minutes)

Q & A: (15 minutes) 

17:15-18:30 
Break and Departure for Dinner

18:30-20:30
Dinner—Da Zhai Men Restaurant
15 Suzhou Street, Hai Dian District, Beijing
Phone: 010-62658851 or 010-62654186

18:30
Chair: Vice-president of Beida presents Welcoming Statement and opens the dinner

19:00
Vice-president of Beida welcomes Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Commerce to make keynote address
Keynote Address—Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Commerce
Vice-president of Beida invites Dean Stewart J. Schwab to introduce Ambassador Clark J. RANDT, Jr.
Dean Stewart J. Schwab introduces Ambassador Clark J. RANDT, Jr. and invites him to present Keynote Address
Keynote Address--Clark J. RANDT, Jr., United States Ambassador to China
Vice-president of Beida invites President HAO Ping, Beijing Foreign Studies University, to give concluding remarks
Vice-president of Beida makes concluding remarks

The conference will be concluded by Gifts Exchange time: The conference presents gifts to the minister and the ambassador; Exchange of gifts among Beida, Cornell and Beiwai.

Part II: Dismantling Discrimination in the WTO System

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

09:30-10:40
FIRST SESSION: Role of the WTO System in Promoting a Stable Institutional Environment


CO-CHAIR:
John J. BARCELÓ III, Professor, Cornell Law School

CO-CHAIR:
ZHOU Zhonghai, Professor of Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Vice-President, Chinese Society of International Law

SPEAKERS:
Hugh CORBET, President, Cordell Hull Institute, Washington, DC; (20 minutes)
JIN Xu, President of America-Australia Department, Ministry of Commerce (20 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:

RAO Geping, Professor of Law and Director, International Law Institute, Peking University; Vice-President, Chinese Society of International Law (10 minutes)

LU Jinyong, Director, China Research Center for Foreign Direct Investment, University of International Business and Economics (10 minutes)

Q & A:
(10 minutes)

10:40-11:00
Refreshment Break


11:00-12:30
SECOND SESSION: Importance of the Principle of Non- discrimination in an Integrating World Economy


CO-CHAIR:
John J. BARCELÓ III, Professor, Cornell Law School

CO-CHAIR:
SHAO Jingchun, Professor and Director, WTO Law Center, Peking University; Vice-President, China International Economic Law Society

SPEAKERS:

Paper prepared by Dr. Bernard HOEKMAN, Manager (Trade), Development Research Group, World Bank, Washington, DC, to be presented by Kym ANDERSON (20 minutes)

SONG Heping, General Director, Bureau of Industry Injury Investigation, Ministry of Commerce (30 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:

Iwan J. AZIS, Adjunct Professor of Economy, Cornell University (10 minutes) WAN Meng, Professor and Dean, Law Department, Beijing Foreign Studies University (10 minutes)

Terence P. Stewart, Managing Partner, Stewart and Stewart, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (10 minutes)

QUESTIONS:
(10 minutes)

12:30-14:00
Lunch and Luncheon Address—“Can the Industrialized Countries Mark Time on Liberalizing Trade in Manufactures and Services?”

CHAIR:
Hugh CORBET, President, Cordell Hull Institute, Washington, DC

SPEAKERS:
John M. WEEKES, Senior Policy Adviser, Sidley Austin LLP, Geneva; former Canadian Ambassador to the WTO; former Chairman, WTO General Council LI Ming, Deputy Dean, Peking University Law School

14:00-15:30
THIRD SESSION: Prospects for Disciplining Preferential Trade Agreements


CO-CHAIR:
Douglas KYSAR, Professor, Cornell University Law School

CO-CHAIR:
RAO Geping, Professor of Law and Director, International Law Institute, Peking University; Vice-President, Chinese Society of International Law

SPEAKERS:

Paper by Barry DESKER, Director, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Margaret LIANG, Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore [delivered by Margaret LIANG] (25 minutes)

SHANG Ming, Director General, Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of Commerce (25 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:

KIM Kihwan, International Adviser, Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC; Chairman, Seoul Financial Forum; former Korean Ambassador at Large for Economic Affairs (10 minutes)

TAO Jingzhou, Partner, DLA PIPER, Beijing Office, and Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association/BIAN Youngmin, Associate Professor, Foreign Economic and Trade University (10 minutes)

QUESTIONS: (20 minutes)

15:30-16:00
Refreshment Break


16:00-17:30
FOURTH SESSION: Prospects for Harmonizing Rules of Origin in Preferential Trade Agreements


CO-CHAIR:
Robert GREEN, Professor, Cornell University Law School

CO-CHAIR:
SHANG Ming, Director General, Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of Commerce

SPEAKERS:
John J. BARCELÓ III, W.N. Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (25 minutes)
CHEN Fuli, Director, Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of Commerce (25 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:
WANG Jun, Associate Dean and Professor, Law School of the University of International Business and Economics (15 minutes) Margaret LIANG, Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Consultant, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore (15 minutes)

QUESTIONS: (10 minutes)

17:30-18:30
Break and Departure for Dinner

18:30-20:00
Dinner: HUANG YUAN Hotel Address: NO 19, Changwa Street,
West Three-circle Road (Xi San Huan Bei Lu)
Phone: 010-68413388


18:30
Chair, Professor SHAO Jingchun presents the welcoming address and opens the dinner

19:00
President/Vice President of the Beijing Foreign Studies University introduces the speaker

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Jeffrey S. LEHMAN, Professor, Cornell University Law School, and President of the Joint Center for China-US Law & Policy Studies at Peking University and Beijing Foreign Studies University

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

09:30-11:00
FIFTH SESSION: Dismantling Discrimination against Agricultural Products


CO-CHAIR:
Iwan J. AZIS, Adjunct Professor of Economy, Cornell University

CO-CHAIR:
ZHANG Yuqing, Panel Member appointed by WTO’s Disputes Settlement Body; Former Director General, Treaty and Law Bureau, Ministry of Commerce

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Kym ANDERSON, Lead Economist (Trade Policy), Development Research Group, World Bank; Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide, Australia (25 minutes)

HUANG Jikun, Director, Center for Agricultural Policy Studies, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (25 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:
CHENG Guoqiang, Deputy Director-General and Senior Fellow, Institute of Market Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council (15 minutes)

Marcia DONNER-ABREU, Economic Counselor, Brazilian Embassy in Beijing (15 minutes)

Q&A:
(10 minutes)

11:00-11:30
Refreshment Break


11:30-12:30
SIXTH SESSION:Dismantling Discrimination against Labor-intensive Manufactures and the Reform of WTO Escape Clauses

CO-CHAIR:
John J. BARCELÓ III —Professor, Cornell University Law School

CO-CHAIR:
SHAO Jingchun, Professor and Director, WTO Law Center, Peking University; Vice-President, China International Economic Law Society

SPEAKERS:
KIM Chulsu, Chairman, Institute for Trade and Investment; Senior Adviser, Lee International, attorneys-at-law, Seoul; former WTO Deputy Director-General, and former Minister of Trade & Industry, Republic of Korea (25 minutes)

DISCUSSANTS:
CHENG Guoqiang, Deputy Director-General and Senior Fellow, Institute of Market Economy, Development Research Center of the State Council (15 minutes) Douglas KYSAR, Professor, Cornell University Law School (10 minutes)

Q&A:
(15 minutes)

13:00-14:00
Lunch

14:00-15:00
Concluding Remarks


CO-CHAIR
John J. BARCELÓ III —Professor, Cornell University Law School

CO-CHAIR:
SHAO Jingchun, Professor and Director, WTO Law Center, Peking University; Vice-President, China International Economic Law Society

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

John M. WEEKES, Senior Policy Adviser, Sidley Austin LLP, Geneva; former Canadian Ambassador to the WTO; former Chairman, WTO General Council

ZHANG Yuqing, Panel Member appointed by WTO’s Disputes Settlement Body; Former Director General, Treaty and Law Bureau, Ministry of Commerce