Chinese Law Prof Blog

Editor: Donald C. Clarke
George Washington University Law School

Friday, November 15, 2013

US-China Legal Exchange in Washington DC, Boston, and Irvine

Here’s an announcement I’ve received that may be of interest to people in DC, Boston, and Irvine:

In early December, the Department of Commerce’s Acting General Counsel will lead the 18th U.S.-China Legal Exchange with his counterpart from China’s Ministry of Commerce.  The Legal Exchange will take place in Washington, DC on Dec. 4, Boston on Dec. 6, and Irvine on Dec. 9. This event presents a unique forum allowing the U.S. business, legal, and academic communities across the country to hear directly from Chinese officials about new and important developments in China’s commercial legal and regulatory landscape.  This year, high-level government officials from China, led by Assistant Minister of Commerce Zhang Xiangchen, will present to public audiences in Washington, Boston, and Irvine for a full day on two areas of China’s commercial law regime: 

  • Chinese Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Law; and
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship in China, including Private Equity and Venture Capital. 

Commerce invites U.S. company representatives, lawyers, academics, local and state government officials, students, and other interested persons to attend the Legal Exchange and participate in discussions on these topics with Chinese government officials and experts from the United States. More information about this event and registration details are available at (  In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available. Brett Gerson at or (202) 482-5595 has more information.

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