The First Session of High-end Lecture Series of Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District Was Held
On January 15, 2022, the 1stHigh-end Lecture of Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District, was held jointly by the Secretariat of the International Commercial Dispute Prevention and Settlement Organization (ICDPASO), Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District of Fujian Province and the Southwest University of Political Science and Law. The theme of this lecture was "The Impact and Opportunities of the Entry into Force of RCEP on Enterprises' Going Overseas". LI Weihua, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Xiamen Municipal Committee, Secretary of Political and Legal Committee of the CPC Xiamen Municipal Committee, Fujian Province of China gave the opening speech. LIU Chao, Secretary-General of ICDPASO made the concluding speech. The 1st High-end Lecture of Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District was presided over by WEI Qing, Director of the General Affairs Department of the Secretariat of ICDPASO.
Secretary LI Weihua stated in his speech that Xiamen is focusing on key tasks such as developing the legal industry, optimizing legal services and gathering legal talents, and accelerating the building of Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District. He hoped to provide the stronger guarantee of legal services and professional knowledge for the high-quality development of the district by holding lectures series.
Three experts and scholars from the fields of economy, trade and law, including ZHANG Xiaojun, Dean of the School of International Law, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Secretary General of China-ASEAN law Research Center, GUAN Jian, senior partner of Globe-Law Law Firm, Member of the Legal Advisory Committee on Economic and Trade Friction of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, and QIN Yang, Executive Director of China Shipping International Consulting Co., Ltd., Member of Expert Committee of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, interpreted the relevant rules and policies of RCEP from multiple perspectives, providing professional legal advice for "going overseas" enterprises to participate in international economic cooperation and carry out cross-border trade and investment. The participating guests agreed that the entry into force of RCEP will bring a new round of development opportunities for Xiamen's foreign trade enterprises and help the high-quality development of Xiamen's export-oriented economy. The Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District, which is housed in Xiamen, will also provide better protection for enterprises "going overseas".
Secretary-General LIU Chao stated in his concluding speech that after the RCEP came into force, it was a great opportunity for Chinese enterprises including those in the Xiamen, and it is important to further strengthen the interpretation of the rules which can truly play their role and benefit enterprises if used in a wide range of industries. In 2022, the Secretariat of ICDPASO, the Xiamen Steering Group Office for the Construction of the Maritime Silk Road Central Legal District and other relevant agencies will actively explore and practice in the introduction of overseas legal resources, cultivation of international legal talents, dispute prevention, and establishment of a diversified dispute settlement mechanism, and help the district to build a modern and international highland for legal service based in Fujian, covering both sides of Taiwan Strait, influencing the whole country and opening to the world.