The Dragon in the Backyard: Chinese Commercial and Investment Relationships with South American Countries Professor Juan Ignacio Stampalija
Date: Jan 18, 2019 (Friday)
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: A901, 9/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Abstract： Historically, South America used to be considered the ‘backyard’ of the United States. However, such scenario experienced a dramatic change in the last fifteen years, due to the central role that China started playing in the region. This is shown by the fact that China became the first or second trading partner of most South American countries as well as one of the principal investors in the whole region. In the present context of geopolitical and trade tension between the US and China, it becomes increasingly relevant to analyze the booming trade and investment relationships between China and South American countries from the point of view of international economic law, without ignoring its geopolitical implications.
About the speaker: Juan Ignacio Stampalija is an Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Asian Legal and Political Studies at Universidad Austral in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He teaches several courses on international law. He also is clerk of the Federal Court of Appeals in Administrative Law Matters in Buenos Aires. He holds an LLM degree with distinction from the University of Hong Kong (2012) and an LLM in International Legal Studies (2016) from New York University, where we he was an Arthur T. Varderbilt Scholar. He has worked both in the private and public sector, in different positions related to international law and dispute resolution.
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