Chinese officials to discuss energy and trade

October 14, 2013 2:30 PM

Linda P. Campbell

A delegation of senior Chinese officials is set to visit Tulane University on Thursday (Oct. 17) for a public forum exploring U.S.-China energy and trade. The event, scheduled for 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Goldring/Woldenberg Hall II, Room 1111, builds on the longstanding relationship between Tulane and China and new partnerships through Tulane Law School and its Payson Center for International Development.

The Chinese delegation includes Zhou Wenzhong, secretary general of the Boao Forum for Asia and former ambassador from China to the United States; Jin Liqun, chair of China International Capital Corp. Ltd. and former deputy minister of finance; Zhou Dadi, vice chair of the state energy expert committee; Xu Erwen, consul general at the Chinese Consulate General in Houston; and Zhang Ping, vice president of the Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs.

Tulane Law School this summer held its first Institute of Chinese Law and Business Transactions in partnership with China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and Fudan University in Shanghai. Tulane took a dozen students to Beijing and Shanghai to study international trade, business and banking and learn about the Chinese legal system.

Tulane also started a joint degree program through which students at China University, Fudan University and Dalian Maritime University can spend their fourth year in New Orleans and work toward an undergraduate law degree from their universities and a Tulane LLM.

S. T. Hsieh, a research professor and founding director of the US/China Energy and Environmental Technology Center at the Payson Center, organized this visit. Forum co-sponsors are the Payson Center, a multidisciplinary research and teaching hub at the Law School; the Tulane Energy Institute; the Freeman School of Business; and the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research.

Linda P. Campbell is director of communications for the Tulane Law School.

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