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2023 Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Group Conference Opens in Beijing

Tue, 13 Feb 2024
Categories: China Legal Trends

On the morning of 14 Nov. 2023, the 2023 Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG) Conference commenced in Beijing.

The theme of the Conference is “International Arbitration in Changing Times: Meeting Challenge, Bridging Divide”.

In her speech, the Minister of China’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) He Rong stated that the MOJ is advancing the establishment of a pilot project for the International Commercial Arbitration Center. Besides, they will support Beijing and other places in building international commercial arbitration centers with high credibility and global influence, forming a group of first-class international arbitration institutions to enhance international commercial dispute resolution services and support high-level opening-up efforts.

During his address, Beijing Mayor Yin Yong mentioned that Beijing would provide a fully integrated legal services chain for domestic and foreign legal service institutions and international organizations.

The APRAG is the only regional commercial arbitration organization in the Asia-Pacific region. The Beijing Arbitration Commission held the rotating chair for the eighth session and was responsible for organizing this Conference.

 

 

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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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