Archive for Conferences

数字经济争议解决法律制度研讨会成功举办 Seminar on Dispute Resolution in Digital Economy Successfully Completed

2019年10月24日,为纪念域名争议解决制度建立二十周年、电子商务法颁布一周年,由贸仲与北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心联合主办的“数字经济争议解决法律制度研讨会”(Seminar on Dispute Resolution in Digital Economy)在京成功举办。贸仲副主任兼秘书长王承杰出席了会议并致辞。北京市高级人民法院审委会专职委员、民三庭庭长杨柏勇、中国互联网络信息中心(CNNIC)主任助理胡安磊、互联网域名系统国家工程研究中心(ZDNS)副主任刘志江作主题发言。北京师范大学互联网政策与法律研究中心主任、贸仲域名争议解决中心副主任薛虹主持了致辞和主题发言环节。互联网域名系统国家工程研究中心主任毛伟、互联网名称与数字地址分配机构(ICANN)北京合作中心主任张建川等出席了会议。

王承杰秘书长作为贸仲域名争议解决中心的主任,在致辞中回顾了贸仲域名争议解决中心的成立和发展历程,对专家们在域名争议解决案件中的所做出的贡献致以谢意,对未来数字经济发展的新模式、争议解决为数字经济保驾护航等进行了展望,并表示贸仲将不断完善域名争议解决机制,促进网上争议解决理论和实践的发展,为数字经济的健康有序发展发挥积极作用。

杨柏勇专委介绍了法院受理域名案件的情况,总结了法院受理的域名案件的类型和特点,强调了立法与司法实践致力于打击恶意抢注域名行为的原则。

胡安磊主任助理介绍了域名争议解决政策、规则的制定、修改和实施,指出贸仲是CNNIC授权的第一家争议解决机构,为.cn、.中国域名争议解决机制的确立和发展提供了范本。

刘志江副主任回顾了域名争议解决制度严谨的确立过程,提出域名争议解决制度在平衡域名的发展和管理之间的关系、在先权益人和域名持有人之间的关系上发挥着重要的作用。

研讨会分为两个议题,第一个议题围绕“域名争议解决二十年”进行回顾和讨论,由贸仲副秘书长李虎主持,中国互联网络信息中心法务主管丁尚军、贸仲多元处副处长崔新民、互联网域名系统国家工程研究中心高级总监冯硕分别从《国家顶级域名注册实施细则》等三项国家顶级域名管理制度解读、贸仲域名争议解决实践、新一轮通用顶级域名展望等方面,分享了域名的注册制度、争议解决和发展前景,揭示了完整的域名相关制度体系。

第二个议题围绕“电子商务争议解决”展开深入讨论,由杨柏勇专委主持,北京互联网法院综合审判第二庭庭长刘书涵介绍了电子商务法的司法实践、总结了网络争议案件的类型和特点,薛虹主任从电商法起草者的角度介绍了电子商务法争议解决制度的顶层设计,新浪高级法务专家王磊、中国法制出版社编辑主管谢雯也分别介绍了新浪网上调解实践经验和分享了传媒对电商法的编辑和传播的心得。

数十位专家、学者以及域名注册管理、知识产权代理等相关领域专业人员参加了本次研讨会,会场气氛融洽,会议取得了圆满成功。

Comments off

Prof. Xue presented at Aspen Seminars for Leaders

Aspen Institute Italia is an international non-profit association dedicated to the high level exchange of information and values. The Aspen international network includes independent but coordinated offices in the US, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Ukraine.

The Aspen Seminars for Leaders (ASL) are the successful European version of the renowned original Aspen Executive Seminars. Their format represents a unique approach, both at the national and at the international level: the environment created at these events encourages free and open debate, leading to an in-depth analysis of topical issues of the day. The relevance of the discussions, the informal atmosphere, the limited number of participants per seminar and the common activities are just some of the characteristics of Aspen Italia’s seminar activity. ASL provides a unique opportunity to enhance knowledge and gain information; they offer a wide range of perspectives on the strategic challenges of a more and more globalized, multi-sided and competitive world. Far from giving off-the-shelf answers, the Seminars represent a sort of open agorà where businessmen can meditate upon the issues they have to tackle with daily, as well as the contradictory interests, values and cultures of the modern society.

In October 2019 the Aspen Seminars for Leaders was held in Venice at the San Clemente Palace Kempinski. The modern complex, with its beautiful open courtyards, preserves the charm and atmosphere of the ancient Camaldolite monastery, built in the second half of the seventeenth century. The artistic heritage and stunning scenery provide the perfect setting for meditative analysis.

Prof. Xue was invited to presented at the Workshop of data driven society. With the advent of the digital age, the relationship between data, technology, foreign policy and security is growing. For a long time, the Internet was seen as the modern agora. Today however, more and more experts highlight the risks that come from an increasingly concentrated control of data in the hands of a few players. At the center of the discussion is the fear that the internet could turn into a breach of democratic systems, with far greater repercussions than in the past. Prof. Xue emphasized the importance of protection of personal information while pursuing the social economic development. Prof. Xue particularly pointed out that undermining data protection in data-driven society is like development of manufacture industry at the cost of environmental protection. It’s not sustainable to adopt the model of pollution first and clean-up later-on. Her presentation was strongly supported by the all the participants.

Comments off

Prof. Xue @ Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2019

The Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum (APTFF) is the leading regional platform for the exchange of information, experiences and practice on trade facilitation. The APTFF has been organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and a growing number of partners since 2009, including UNCTAD, WCO and WTO. It is held biennially and attracts more than 250 participants from 30 countries. The 9th APTFF took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Delhi, New Delhi, India on 17-18 September 2019. The Forum was organized by ESCAP and ADB in collaboration with the Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industries.

The Forum focused on how digital and sustainable trade facilitation measures and practices can bring prosperity to the Asia-Pacific region and investigated the opportunities from trade digitalization for sustainable development of the region, and challenges ahead in materializing such opportunities. it featured panel discussions, interactive and informative sessions allowing participants to share experiences and perspectives on different aspects of trade facilitation, including trade finance, cross-border e-commerce, paperless trade, and innovative application of emerging technologies, among others. The Forum brought relevant regional initiatives and implementation cases to each session to make it a unique opportunity to share knowledge and practical lessons. A number of side events were organized throughout the week in collaboration with other partners to provide more in-depth exploration of pertinent trade facilitation issues. The Forum also included an exhibition for relevant service providers and international organizations to promote their work in this area.

Prof. Xue gave an important presentation at  Session 5: Trade facilitation for e-commerce: Emerging innovations for seamless cross-border transactions by emphasizing the value of cross-border data flow in the paperless trade facilitation and encouraged the Member States to take action according to the WTO TFA with respect to data regulations. Prof. Xue’s presentation attracted many questions from the audience and she responded effectively to each of them.

Prof. Xue was also invited to take part in the APTFF Capacity Building Workshop on Cross-border Paperless Trade Facilitation, a side event organized by UNESCAP and ADB. The workshop brought relevant regional stakeholders of cross-border paperless trade and shared experiences and lessons learnt in its facilitation, including issues and challenges faced and actions and measures for implementation. The government officials from selected developing countries in the region as well as representatives from the initiatives on cross-border electronic data exchange from the region and beyond participated in the workshop. Prof. Xue gave the expert legal opinions on seven countries’ studies on challenges and way-forward for cross-border paperless trade. Her comments impressed all the stakeholders from the relevant development countries as well as the professionals from the international organizations.

 

 

 

 

Comments off

Prof. Xue Presentation at CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum

4th CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum “Trading for Shared Prosperity” was held on 27-28 August 2019| Xi’an, Shaanxi and attracted over 100 participants from think tanks, academia, private sector, and government officials from CAREC countries.

Intra-regional trade is particularly significant today due to the growing trade conflicts among major trading partners. This situation not only threatens to dampen the prospects for global growth prospects; it also weakens the multilateral governance system that has underpinned trade relationships between and among countries over many years. Without question, trade is an overarching economic objective without which there can be no multiple positive consequences. The 4th CTTDF inter-alia identified and discussed the main challenges to trade within the region, among which are the economic implications of the burgeoning trade conflicts among the major global trading partners. An assessment of these tensions identified the necessary policy mechanisms for CAREC member countries to craft positive responses and avert negative consequences to the region.

Prof. Xue in her Speech “Policy Implications for CAREC Region in terms of taxation, licensing and regulations“ presented that the new technologies like IoT, big data, AI and blockchain enable CAREC countries to leapfrog in development of e-commerce and digital economy. Appropriate legal and regulatory system are essential for application of new technologies and release their great potential for economy and trade. New laws that provides enabling trade environment, facilities paperless trade and most importantly removes legal barriers will provide the essential legal recognition, support and endorsement for the success of digital economy. The speech was warmly welcomed by the officials and other participants from CAREC countries. Prof. Xue effectively responded to many questions from the audience.

Strengthening and deepening engagement with national stakeholders of CAREC member countries – i.e., think tanks, academia, civil society, and the private sector – is one of the driving principles of the CAREC 2030 Strategy. By serving as the secretariat to the CAREC Think Tanks Network (CTTN), CI fulfills this mandate through active knowledge exchange with regional think tanks, of which CI is also a member. The CTTN organizes the CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum (CTTDF) annually. From its modest beginning in 2016, the CTTDF has grown in size, visibility, and appeal. Now into its fourth year, the forum has become an attractive destination for regional think tanks, universities and researchers to exchange views and knowledge on evolving regional and global policy challenges.

August 26

06:30 – 08:00

Participants Check-in

Welcome Dinner hosted by CI

Day One: August 27

08:30 – 09:00 Registration

Session I : Opening Ceremony

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks by CI Director
09:10 – 09:20 Opening Remarks by ADB Vice President
09:20 – 09:30 Speech by Governor/Deputy Governor of Shanxi Province
09:30 – 09:40 Keynote Address by Minister/Vice Minister MOF, PRC
09:40 – 10:00 Group Photo and Coffee Break

Session II : Showcasing CAREC Institute’s Output

Moderator:

Ziqian Liang, Deputy Director, CAREC Institute

 

 

10:00 – 12:00

CAREC Regional Integration Index

Speaker: Dr. Saeed Qadir, Former CI Staff/Research Associate, China, Law and Development Project, China Center, University of Oxford, UK

 

Alignment, Engagement and Coordination: Building bankable and viable regional cooperation programs in the CAREC region based on Trust

Speaker:  Dr Nishank Motwani, Senior Research and Communications Manager, Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit (AREU), Kabul, Afghanistan

 

Assessing participation of CAREC countries in Global and Regional Value Chains

Speaker: Yaroslava Babych, Head of Macroeconomic Policy Research Center

ISET Policy Institute,  Assistant Professor of Economics, ISET – International School of Economics, Tbilisi State University, Georgia

 

The Impact of sanitary, phytosanitary, and quality-related standards on the trade flow between CAREC countries and Georgia

Speaker: Dr. Phatima Mamardashvili, Assistant Professor, Head of the   Agricultural Policy Research Center, International School of Economics, , Tbilisi State University, Georgia

 

Opportunities and challenges for Agri-food trade between Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan

Speaker: Dr. Zehra Waheed, Director, Centre for Business and Society

Assistant Professor, Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan

Analysis of cooperation in tourism sector between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan; a study of cross-border Value Chains

Speaker: Rosa Alieva, Lecturer, Module Leader for Tourism and its Dynamics, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 

Discussion/Q&A                                             

Session III : Trade on Ancient Silk Road: A Perspective from Xian

Moderator: tbc

 

12:00 – 01:00

Exploring Trade Opportunities under BRI

Speaker: tbc

Standardizing Transport and Logistics along the Silk Road

Speaker: tbc

 

Discussion/Q&A

01:00 – 02:00  Lunch Break

Session IV : Trading for Shared Prosperity: Challenges and Prospects

Moderator: tbc

 

 

02:00 – 03:20

US-China Trade War – birth of neo-mercantilism

Speaker: Masahiro KAWAI , former Dean ADBI

 

Impact on Region: Building a counterfactual

Speaker: tbc

Discussion/ Q&A

03:20 – 03:40 Coffee Break
03:40 – 05:00 CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda (CITA) 2030: Key Pillars and Strategic Action Plan

Speaker: tbc

Discussion/Q&A

06:30 – 07:30 Dinner hosted by Shanxi Government

Day Two: August 28

08:30 – 08:45 Registration

Session V : New Technologies: Policy Implications for the CAREC Region

Moderator: tbc

08:45 – 10:15

Evaluating impact of new technologies on transforming trade

Speaker: Ian Watt, Vice Chair, the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Australia

 

Policy Implications for CAREC Region in terms of taxation, licensing and regulations

Speaker: Dr. Hong Xue, Director of Beijing Normal University Institute for Internet Policy & Law (IIPL), Co-Director of UNCITRAL-BNU Joint Certificate Program on International E-Commerce Law

Discussion/Q&A

10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

Session VI: Embracing E-commerce

Moderator: tbc

 

10:30 – 12:00

Readiness of CAREC Region for embracing E-commerce

Speaker: tbc

E-commerce: Key takeaways form China’s experience

Speaker: tbc

Discussion/Q&A

Session VI : CAREC Think Tanks Network (CTTN)

 

12:00 – 12:50

Strategizing CTTN and the Forum

CTTN Progress and Roadmap

Speaker: Ziqian Liang, Deputy Director, CAREC Institute

12:50 – 01:00 Closing Remarks by CI Director
01:00 – 02:00 Lunch Break
02:00 – 05:00   Networking & Visit to Terracotta Army Museum

 

Comments off

Prof. Xue’s keynote speech at APrIGF 2019

2019 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF 2019) was held in Vladivostok, Russia, from 16 to 19 July 2019. The overarching theme for the event was ‘Enabling a Safe, Secure and Universal Internet for All in Asia Pacific’, with the sub-themes being: Safe Internet, Cyber-security & Regulation; Access & Universality; Emerging Technologies & Society; Evolving Role of Internet Governance & Multi-stakeholder Participation; and Digital Economy.

Prof. Xue gave a keynote speech at the Capacity Building Day on July 16 and talked about “Consumer Protection in E-commerce”, which as hailed by all the young fellows and other participants as very inspiring and forward-looking. Prof. Xue answered many questions and comments regarding data protection, consumer rights and other Internet legal issues. 

Prof. Xue was invited to be an expert panelist at the Workshop “A roadmap for studying ICT laws and building a database for Asia” organized by Association for Progressive Communications (APC) on July 18 and talked about the importance of building a people-centered and right-based legal framework for cyberspace. The session addresses the sub-theme on Safer Internet, Cyber-security and Regulation Online. It aims to encourage discussion on the growing number of policies, regulations and laws in Asian countries that seek to monitor and regulate the internet and the impact of these legislation on information and privacy among others. Of key importance is also our intended discussion on how we can build alliances with civil society, academia, journalists, the technical community and lawyers in order to create a multidisciplinary approach to challenge these laws where necessary, through creating awareness, bridging gaps in our understanding of these laws, not just among the various actors but also among a wider audience, and providing support to strategic litigation in different countries, with the ultimate aim of pushing for a regulatory framework that enables a more open, safe and secure internet.

Prof. Xue also actively took part in the discussion for the Synthesis Document

, which aims to document items of common interest relevant to Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region and has developed into one of the highlight innovations of the APrIGF and inspired other national and regional initiatives to develop their own processes.

 

Comments off

« Previous entries Next Page » Next Page »