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Dr. Gong Xiangqian 龚向前 (Chinese Correspondent)

Dr. Gong Xiangqian 龚向前 got a Ph.D (law) Degree from Wuhan University, China in 2005 and a Certification of Post-doctoral Researcher of Tsinghua University, China in 2007. He is an associate professor of law at Beijing Institute of Technology Law School, China, and acting as an academic visitor of University of Dundee, CEPMLP, UK. Professor GONG is interested in international and comparative law focusing on energy, environment, and public health. His academic positions have also included member of State Health and Quarantine Experts Commission of China, Member of Chinese Association of Energy Law, Council Member of Chinese Association of Environmental Law, etc. Professor Gong’s most recent book is "Studies on International Law Issues on Infectious Diseases Control" (Law Press, Beijing, 2010). He has also published a book named “Energy Law Reform for Climate Protection” (China Democracy and Law Press, Beijing, 2008). He may be contacted at:

  1. The 2012 annual symposium of Chinese Society of International Law was held on May 26, 2012 in Xian, China, with the theme of 'Contemporary China and International Law: State Practice and Theory Consideration.' The participants discussed the international law issues involved, for example, 'climate change,' 'trade redress,' etc.
  2. During Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit on June 14, Denmark and China signed several agreements to boost up commercial ties in food safety, energy efficiency, environmental protection and sustainable development.
  3. On September 9, 2012, China and Canada signed an investment pact that will help build a strategic partnership between the two nations, said the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The treaty, inked after 18 years of negotiations, contains the widest range of investment agreements China has ever signed with any country.
  4. On October 9, 2012, the Chinese government made an announcement to clarify the base line of territorial sea over the Diaoyu Islands and its affiliated islets. The government will be carrying out routine monitoring and inspection over the area.
  5. China has carefully studied the request of the European Union, the United States and Japan asking the World Trade Organization to form a panel to resolve a dispute over rare earth export restrictions. China has reiterated many times that the country's policy on rare earth is aimed at protecting environmental resources and achieving sustainable development in the industry.
  6. The 2012 annual symposium of Chinese Society of the Law of the was held on August 8, 2012 in Shanghai, China and a spring course of lectures was held in response to the memory of 30 years of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  7. The State Council Information Office of China on September 25, 2012 published a white paper on "Diaoyu Dao, an inherent territory of China", and declared that Diaoyu Dao was first discovered, named and exploited by China.
  8. Dr. Xiangqian Cong (Beijing Institute of Technology)