Date(s) - 11/29/2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Washington State China Relations Council
1301 5th Avenue
Seattle , WA 98101
Joining the WSCRC for this session of the Corporate Executive Briefing Series is Dr. Mei Gechlik, the Founder and Director of the China Guiding Cases Project (“CGCP”). Formerly a tenured professor in Hong Kong, she began teaching China law and business at Stanford Law School in 2007 and founded the CGCP in 2011. With support from an international team of nearly 200 members and an advisory board of approximately 50 distinguished experts, including justices from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Supreme People’s Court of China, the CGCP has quickly become the premier source of high-quality translations and analyses of Guiding Cases, China’s de facto binding precedents, and related legal developments (http://cgc.law.stanford.edu). In November 2016, the CGCP launched the Belt and Road Series, taking the lead to analyze the legal and political implications of China’s ambitious global initiative. In June 2018, the CGCP began publishing its quarterly journal, China Law Connect, to help deepen the understanding of legal developments related to China, covering various topics, including the important U.S. Supreme Court’s case on vitamin C imports from China.
The CGCP has presented at notable forums, including the World Bank, the Open Government Partnership Global Summit, and U.S.-China Legal Exchange Conferences. In addition, the CGCP and Dr. Gechlik have hosted or participated in multiple events to increase the project’s impact. In October 2017, with approvals from China’s judiciary, the CGCP organized meetings featuring judges from the Beijing Intellectual Property Court to explain how the court’s unique case system has increased judicial consistency and transparency. In March 2018, the CGCP successfully organized a conference titled “China’s Case Guidance System and Belt & Road Initiative: Practical Insights and Prospects”, which featured U.S. and Chinese judges as well as other experts from different parts of the world. In July 2018, Dr. Gechlik spoke on legal exchange and collaboration at the Belt and Road Forum organized by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, in September, she met with a delegation from the country’s Ministry of Commerce to discuss U.S.-China relations and trade issues.