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October 5, 2012
Center for International and Comparative Law Conference
China's First Ten Years in the WTO - Issues, Challenges, and Prospects

Speaker: Academic Experts from around the world
Time: 9:00 am - 5:15 pm
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Brooke Merry at

Chinese flagThe Center for International and Comparative Law will host a conference on China's First Ten Years in the WTO - Issues, Challenges, and Prospects. Join us on October 5, 2012 at Inlow Hall.

Faculty, staff and students of Indiana University may attend for free.  Please contact Brooke Merry at to sign up.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Welcome and Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Opening Remarks
Prof. Antony Page, J.D., MBA, Vice-Dean, Robert H. McKinney School of Law
9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Compatibility of China’s Political and Economic System with WTO Law
  • China's State Capitalism and the WTO
    Dr. Ming Du, LL.M., Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Neoliberal Economic Policy and its Discontents: A Look at Chinese Development Policies and their Compatibility in a Multilateral Trading System
    Mark L. Shope, J.D., LL.M., Associate at Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis
  • Discussion
10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Coffee Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Rule Based vs. Power Based Trade Relations
  • China, the US, and the EU in the WTO – ‘The Power and the Glory’or just ‘Catch-as-Catch-Can’?
    Dr. Frank Emmert, LL.M., John S. Grimes Professor and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Anna Hakobyan, LL.M., Assistant Professor at Yerevan State University
  • The Evolution and Future of the China-EU-Investment Relations
    Dr. Marc Bungenberg, LL.M., Professor of Public Law, European Law, Public International and International Economic Law at Siegen University and Visiting Professor at the University of Lausanne
  • Discussion
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Global Equality vs. Regional Preferences
  • Regional Trade Agreements - Effects, Significance, and Rank within the Framework of the World Trading System
    Dr. Talia Einhorn, Professor at Ariel University Center, Department of Economics and Business Management and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Management
  • China's Investment and Trade in Africa - Neo-Colonialism or Mutual Benefit?
    Ying Chen, LL.M., SJD cand. at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Trade and Investment Between China and Latin America
    Dr. Javier Esguevillas, Professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos III, Madrid, and Research Fellow at Notre Dame University
  • Discussion
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Dispute Settlement on the National and International Level
  • Challenges, Contention and Compliance: China's Role in WTO Dispute Resolution
    Timothy Webster, J.D., LL.M., Professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • The Implementation of China's WTO Transparency Commitment and Its Effect on China's Rule of Law: An Empirical Study
    Dr. Lu Xiaojie, Professor at Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing
  • Discussion
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks
Professors Ming Du and Frank Emmert
5:15 p.m.Reception