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The Fifth Social Sciences Roundtable: Arbitration and the Establishment of Shanghai International Dispute Resolution Centre Held in Shanghai

The Fifth Social Sciences Roundtable: Arbitration and the Establishment of Shanghai International Dispute Resolution Centre was held in Shanghai on April 8, 2019. The roundtable, attended by experts and scholars from CASS, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai Arbitration Committee, China Eastern Airlines Group Corporation, Shanghai Electric Group Company Limited, Baosteel Corporation, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, was the first academic seminar on the implementation of the national arbitration development strategy, creation of Shanghai International Dispute Resolution Centre, and supply of arbitrational institutional innovations since the National Conference on Arbitration Work was held in Shanghai on March 28, 2019.

At the opening ceremony, presided over by Professor Liu Jingdong, Head of the International Economic Law Department of CASS Institute of International Law, Professor Mo Jihong, Director of CASS Institute of International Law, gave a speech in which he pointed out that the revision of the Arbitration Law has already been listed in the legislative plan of the National People’s Congress and a series of important policy documents adopted at the central level have indicated that a new round of reform of the arbitration system has already begun. Shanghai will occupy an important position in this round of reform and CASS Institute of International Law will play its role as national think tank in the supply of arbitrational institutional innovations and the construction of Shanghai International Dispute Resolution Centre.

At the roundtable, the participants gave keynote speeches and carried out in-depth discussions on a wide range of issues around the following two topics: “Arbitration and One-stop International Commercial Dispute Resolution System” and “Supply of Arbitrational Institutional Innovations and the Revision of the Arbitration Law”.