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A five-member delegation from the Beijing WTO Affairs Centre visited CityU 29 March, looking for opportunities of co-operation with the WTO Law Dispute Resolution Centre (WTODR Centre).
Ms Amina Mohamed, Ambassador of Kenya and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, visited CityU's WTO Law and Dispute Resolution Centre on 24 March, to meet with SLW (Chair) Professor Peter Malanczuk. SLW Lecturer Dr Zhao Yun and several LLM students were also present.
In the first ever Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot, hosted by CityU's School of Law (SLW) 18-21 March, Tsinghua University (Beijing) triumphed over the other 13 participating teams from universities around the world. "Thanks to all of you who helped start a tradition that will provide a continuing and ready reference to City University as the arbitration school of the region," concluded Vis (East) Director Ms Louise Barrington.
China, as a new member of the World Trade Organization, has, by and large, complied with its membership duties, according to Mr Pascal Lamy, European Union Commissioner for Trade, who spoke at City University of Hong Kong on 12 March. But there seems to be a tendency on China's part to resort to "innovative" non-tariff trade practices that may not be in sync with the WTO principles.

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