CUHK Law Hosts a Conference on Regional Energy Cooperation in Asia to Discuss Regulation of Energy Investments along "Belt & Road"

Exploring the issues associated with energy and the law, and alongside The Chinese University of Hong Kong ("CUHK") Strategic Plan 2016–2020 which identifies “Environment and Sustainability” as one of the four major research areas, CUHK Faculty of Law co-organised with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (“KAS”) and International Energy Charter an international conference on “Meeting on Regional Energy Cooperation in Asia: The Regulation of Energy Investments along the ‘Belt and Road’” from 23–25 February 2017 in Hong Kong. The Organisers were honoured to invite Miss Yvonne Choi, Commissioner for Belt and Road, to deliver a keynote address on the opening day (23 February) to share her views on how Hong Kong can contribute to energy cooperation in legal and financial context under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Consisting of 6 plenary sessions and subsequent discussion sessions, the Conference attracted more than 40 experts and academics from all over the world to speak on topics related to “Energy Policy Objectives of China’s OBOR”, “Institutional Frameworks for Energy Cooperation”, “The Perspective of the OBOR Countries: FDI and Energy Market Reform”, “Financing Energy Investments”, “Resolution of Energy Investment Disputes” and “Energy Transit”. The Conference critically discussed the role of law for the achievement of China’s energy security under this initiative and explored the interaction of Belt and Road policy with the domestic and multilateral energy security initiatives. Further details of the Conference are obtainable at http://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/OBOR_Energy_Conference.

(From left): Prof. Christopher Gane, Dean, Faculty of Law, CUHK; Dr. Masami Nakata, Assistant Secretary General, the Energy Charter Secretariat; Prof. Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Vice-President, CUHK; Miss Yvonne Choi, Commissioner for Belt and Road; Dr. Peter Hefele, Director, KAS Regional Energy Security and Climate Change Project; Prof. Anatole Boute, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, CUHK.

The Faculty Dean presents a souvenir to the keynote speaker Ms. Yvonne Choi, Commissioner for Belt and Road.

The three-day Conference attracts more than 40 experts and academics from all over the world to speak on the regulation of energy investments along the “Belt and Road”.

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