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Consumer Policy in China – Research Project

8 October 2016

Call for papers: Second International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in China – New Trends and Challenges’

UMAC

Faculty of Law of the University of Macau (Macau, China), 6-7 December 2016

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 6 NOVEMBER 2016

The Theme

China’ 12th Five-Year Plan shifted the strategy from export-led growth to one that focuses more on the domestic market. Furthermore, the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China emphasized the importance of moving towards an ecological civilization. The construction of an ecological civilization requires a global effort to improve people’s well-being while guaranteeing the future of the country. This concept balances economic development and environmental protection, putting ecological civilization on an equal footing with the civilizations of politics, economy, society, and culture. These different dimensions relate to diverse societal aspirations and concerns and must be addressed by Chinese policymakers. The second largest economy in the world is now also a true consumer society, raising new problems and challenges. On 16 December 2015 the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau hosted the first conference in this series. The purpose of the second conference is to continue the debate on a wide range of issues in modern-day China that have a direct or indirect impact on consumer protection. The scope of the conference is interdisciplinary and submissions from backgrounds other than Law are especially welcome.

Topics

The organizing committee welcomes proposals on any topic relating to consumer policy in China. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

a) Access to water and food

b) Product safety

c) Services of General Economic Interest

d) Environmental protection

e) E-commerce

f) Trade, Investment, and Consumer Protection

g) Healthcare and Patients’ Rights

h) Resolution of Consumer Disputes

 

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts in English should be no more than 800 words long and contain the name, institutional affiliation and contact details of the author. Abstracts should be sent by 6 November 2016 in Word or PDF format to consumerpolicychina@gmail.com.

Publication

The organizers have publication plans for the presented papers. The precise format of publication will be discussed during the conference. Therefore, all selected contributions must be original and not published elsewhere. Selected presenters will be required to submit full papers by 31 March 2017.

Organizing Committee

Fernando Dias Simões (University of Macau)

Paolo Davide Farah (West Virginia University & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development, UK)

Julien Chaisse (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Muruga Perumal Ramaswamy (University of Macau)

This conference is part of the research project led by Professor Fernando Dias Simões entitled ‘Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization’ (Research Project funded by the University of Macau, Project Reference MYRG2015-00219-FLL).

You can download the call for papers here.

16 December 2015

Consumer Policy

The International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges’ was hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau on 16 December 2015. The conference was composed of 4 panels:

Session I: Consumer Policy in China: Setting the Scene

  • Chinese Consumer Policy and the Development of an Ecological Civilization – Fernando Dias Simões, Faculty of Law, University of Macau
  • Construction of Consumer Law in Transitional China – Jia Yao, Institute of Law, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Session II: Consumer Policy and Sustainable Development

  • Consumer Policy: Trade and Investment Rules as Competition Policy – Danny Friedmann and Julien Chaisse, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Global Governance of Food Security and Consumer Protection in the Light of Principles of Sustainable Development – Paolo Davide Farah, West Virginia University (United States of America) & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom)
  • Consumer Protection and Environmental Governance in China – Bryan Druzin, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Session III: Consumer Policy and Product Safety

  • Chinese rules on Product Safety from the Perspective of EU Law and the International Cooperation –Mateja Durovic, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
  • Off-label Prescription in China: What can Chinese Consumers expect from the Law? – Vera Lúcia Raposo, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

Session IV: Consumer Policy and Intellectual Property Rights

  • Intellectual Property Rights and the Rise of a Consumer Society – James M. Cooper, California Western School of Law, San Diego (United States of America)
  • Issues of Counterfeit Drugs in China: Patient’s Right as Consumers – Jerry I-H Hsiao, Faculty of Law, University of Macau

3 November 2015

Call for Papers 2015

Papers are invited for the International Conference ‘Consumer Policy in China: New Trends and Challenges’ to be held by the Faculty of Law of the University of Macau (Macau, China) on 16 December 2015. Abstracts in English should be no more than 500 words long and contain the name, institutional affiliation and contact details of the author. Abstracts should be sent by 20 November 2015 in Word format to fernandodsimoes@umac.mo and paolofarah@yahoo.com. The organizing committee will select proposals and announce the outcome by 25 November 2015. You can download the full call for papers here.

I. The Theme

China’ 12th Five-Year Plan shifted the strategy from export-led growth to one that focuses more on the domestic market. Furthermore, the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China emphasized the importance of moving towards an ecological civilization. The construction of an ecological civilization requires a global effort to improve people’s well-being while guaranteeing the future of the country. This concept balances economic development and environmental protection, putting ecological civilization on an equal footing with the civilizations of politics, economy, society, and culture. These different dimensions relate to diverse societal aspirations and concerns and must be addressed by modern Chinese policy. The second largest economy in the world is now also a true consumer society, raising new problems and challenges. An efficient policy to protect consumers is essential for the efficient functioning of any market. The purpose of this conference is to take a look at a range of consumer issues
in modern-day China, drawing insights from the experience of other jurisdictions and proposing ways to address them efficiently.

II. Topics

The organizing committee welcomes proposals on any topic relating to consumer policy in China. Subject areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

a) Access to water
b) Access to food
c) Product safety
d) Services of General Economic Interest
e) Environmental protection
f) E-commerce

III. Organizing Committee

Fernando Dias Simões (University of Macau)
Paolo Davide Farah (West Virginia University, USA & gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for
Sustainable Development, UK)
Julien Chaisse (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

For inquiries, please contact Professor Fernando Dias Simões at fernandodsimoes@umac.mo.

This conference is part of the research project led by Professor Fernando Dias Simões entitled ‘Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization’ (Research Project funded by the University of Macau, Project Reference MYRG2015-00219-FLL).

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Image: Wikimedia Commons

The research project ‘Consumer Policy in China: Protecting the Citizens, Strengthening the Domestic Market and Building an Ecological Civilization’ has been approved by the Research Committee of the University of Macau, on May 2015, as a Level 4 project. The total duration of the project is 36-month,with a total amount of funding of MOP 2,224,560.

On this page you can find all of the information related to the project.

Research Team:

Fernando Dias Simões, University of Macau, Macau (Principal Investigator)

Julien Chaisse, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Co-Principal Investigator)

Thomas J. Schoenbaum, George Washington University, USA (Co-Principal Investigator)

Jean-Yves Heurtebise, Fujen Catholic University, Taiwan (Co-Principal Investigator)

Leire Escajedo San Epifanio, University of the Basque Country, Spain (Co-Principal Investigator)


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