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COVID-19, Sino-US Trade War, and International Law Seminar

Date: 12 June 2020

Time: 17.00 - 18.30 Hong Kong Time (10.00 UK )


Organised by the Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Supported By the British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Event Details

The Covid-19 health crisis has implicated discussions about the Sino-US trade deal, while at the same time there is political pressure to affix responsibility on China. This talk will outline some arguments made (1) to link the global health crisis to the Sino-US deal, (2) to bring claims before various courts and tribunals, and (3) to impose countermeasures and similar retaliatory action against Chinese imports, or to initiate international investigations into China's role in particular in the management of the crisis. The usual view for laypersons especially may be that if it is a pandemic, there is no point apportioning blame. However, due to the politics surrounding the issue, and the grave public interest and attention caused by the arguments raised against China, this public webinar will suggest that if the charges are left largely unanswered in a rigorous, legally informed manner, the damage to China's reputation will already be done.


Professor Chin Leng LIM , Choh-Ming Li Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, CUHK


 Professor Spyros Maniatis , Director, British Institute of International & Comparative Law

Event Booking

 Register here  by 5pm, 11 June 2020 to attend the seminar.


CPD credits are available upon application and subject to accreditation by the Law Society of Hong Kong (currently pending).

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