The sixth China-ASEAN Legal Forum focusing on ”One Belt One Road” regional rule of law

Author: College NEWS Center Sourece: College NEWS Center

2015-11-19 05:21:00

News: Presided by China Law Society, the sixth China-ASEAN Law Forum and “One Belt One Road” Law Forum was held in SWUPL from Nov 16th to Nov 18th. 200 delegates from China and ASEAN gathered together, discussing the development of partnership between China and ASEAN and the construction of government by law in the “One Belt One Road” policy. Forum adopted the "Chongqing Declaration" and signed to build a "China - ASEAN ' One Belt One Road ' Regional Law Research Consortium" framework agreement, which marks the China - ASEAN Community building further fate, building regional law and academic exchanges will also link more and more frequent.


Forum adopted the "Chongqing Declaration"


The participants recognized the profound role in safeguarding the rule of law in promoting socio-economic development of the region and the importance of legal jurisprudence and legal diplomacy in the "area all the way" strategy and worked together to build China and ASEAN "community of destiny" in the responsibility to play in on the basis of consensus, the forum adopted the "Declaration of Chongqing." "Chongqing Declaration" points out that the rule of law is an important guarantee for regional economic integration in the region, China - ASEAN cooperation in regional rules, "unity and Commercial Law" and other research; cultivate talents is an important part of the rule of law in this area of the rule of law, China - ASEAN collaboration on legal training and capacity building activities to support the "China - ASEAN end legal training base" construction, promote the establishment of "China - ASEAN Law University"; Strengthen the forum mechanism and promote the establishment of the forum steering Commission and the professional committee. Establish the China - ASEAN Regional law research consortium and other normalization of exchange and cooperation mechanism, explore new mechanisms to build a dispute settlement.


The speeches made by guests


The speech made by Zhang Mingqi, vice president of China Law Society  (Source: He Ming)


Vice President of China Law Society, the NPC Standing Committee, vice chairman of the NPC Law Committee Zhang Mingqi pointed out in his speech that the rule of law is the pursuit of a better human society and is to achieve peace and development of the most reliable protection. Reflecting the legal fairness, justice, reason and wisdom is not only to contribute to national development, and to eliminate differences between countries, to resolve conflict, build mutual trust, mutual benefit, equality and cooperation and harmonious relationship is also crucial. China and ASEAN countries face common development goals and global challenges, share broad common interests. To strengthen China - ASEAN cooperation in legal circles, his initiatives: Firstly, consolidating friendship and mutual trust, peace and stability; the second is to carry out legal diplomacy, to promote the process of international rule of law; Thirdly, deepening pragmatic cooperation and building "along the way"; The fourth is closely communication and cooperation, enhancing the level forum. The forum is to expand consensus, deepening cooperation enhancing understanding, deepening friendship event through this forum, realizing China - ASEAN common development and common prosperity.


The speech made by Principle Fu  (Source: He Ming)


Principal Fu Zitang said that in the context of the accelerated development of globalization and regional economic integration, to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the legal field will become a powerful comprehensive and healthy guarantee. The seminar, " One Belt One Road ", as the theme of the rule of law, hope that the exchanges and dialogue,which explore building a regional rule of law and development of new issues and new trends, establish closer China - ASEAN community of destiny. In recent years,  SWUPL has made full use of the geographical characteristics which is the great location of southwest area, and the PRC-ASEAN cooperation opportunity, cultivating our own competitive advantage and professional characteristics. SWUPL pays attention to the foreign exchange as well as cooperation and makes great effort in communicating with the universities, court, etc. In ASEAN  countries, positively takes part in the legal cooperation and develops the communication in high-level class and achieves win-win cooperation of good results. SWUPL will try our best to support the development of PRC-ASEAN legal research center, strive to build the center into a domestic first-class, internationally known, high level foreign exchange platform.



37 experts and scholars speaking about the six issues


During the symposium, the participants spoke about the Maritime Silk Road construction in cooperation between China and ASEAN law, international legal safeguard mechanism under the Overseas Investment "along the way" background, building the China-ASEAN Partnership for Oceans legal issues, China and ASEAN applicable national laws and judicial cooperation, China and ASEAN regional financial and monetary cooperation mechanisms legal issues, BCIM six economic corridors rule of law issues in-depth discussion. 37 Chinese and foreign experts and scholars around the issues exchange ideas. The Assembly also held a China - ASEAN Roundtable network monitoring, and actively exploring China - ASEAN Interconnection cyberspace.



The Cooperation Agreement of China - ASEAN Legal research center and ASEAN Law Association (Source: Jing Renke)


During the forum, principal Fu Zitang and the chairman of ASEAN Law Association signed “The Cooperation Agreement of China - ASEAN Legal research center and ASEAN Law Association” and “memorandum of building China-ASEAN Legal ”One Belt One Road” regional rule of law”. According to the agreement, China-ASEAN Legal Research Center will rely on our school, offering degree and non-degree programs. Meanwhile, ASEAN Law Association selected outstanding legal professionals organized, cooperative legal culture of high-end talent, to build a China-ASEAN high legal talent training base. This is the first time for ASEAN Law Association to cooperate with Chinese Universities training legal talents.


Summary of Signing a tripartite cooperation and exchange projects meeting (Source: Jing Renke)


Principal Fu, vice principal of National University of Laos Buddha figure • Saimeng Lai Weng and vice Principal of the Royal Economic Law University of Cambodia Pio • Lissajous signed the tripartite cooperation and exchange projects meeting. Our school will provide each of five master teachers to my school to pursue a doctorate scholarship program two schools, this is the first time Chinese universities training teachers for the ASEAN countries.


Gala (Source: He Ping)


It is reported that on the afternoon of 18th, participants visited Chongqing Higher People's Court. And they also watched the traditional Chinese dance gala performed by school troupe.




“China –ASEAN Law Forum”, as a high-level, open, influential and cohesive legal exchange platform for dialogue, covering china and ASEAN government sector, judiciary, jurisprudence, the legal procession and business circles, was initiated by China Law Society in 2005. The forum was high-level, large-scale, wide-range and was spoken highly of China and ASEAN government sector, which has had a profound and positive impact. In 2005, the first forum from Aug 31th to Sep 4th was held in Nanning, Guangxi. On the closing ceremony of the forum, the "Nanning Declaration" was adopted. The second session of the Forum was held in 2006 from Dec 14th to 17th in Halong Bay, Vietnam. The third and fourth forum was held in Chongqing, from Sep 12th to 15th in 2007 and from Nov 10th to 14th in 2010. The fifth forum was held from Sep 25th to 27th in 2011 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Meanwhile, from Feb 7th to 18th in 2012, "ASEAN Law Association eleventh plenary meeting" was held in Bali, Indonesia. From Dec 20th to 22th in 2014, “South Asia, Southeast Asia, China Legal Cooperation Consultation-cum-seminar on maritime law in the 21st century Silk Road” was held in Tengchong, Yunnan.


ASEAN Law Association was set up in 1979. As a NGO, it provides a common platform for judges, lawyers, government officials and so on. ASEAN Law Association works on promoting the communication, understanding and harmony of regional law, and plays a necessary role in promoting ASEAN integration in the key issues and policies.