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The biennial Trade and Sustainable Development Symposium, organised by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and held alongside the WTO ministerial conference for over a decade, is the leading multi-stakeholder platform for intellectual enquiry and dialogue on sustainable development and the global trade and investment system. It acts as an inclusive platform outside of the WTO negotiating setting for sharing ideas, engaging in dialogue, and influencing trade policy negotiations. Drawing in participants from government, business and civil society, the Symposium helps to maintain and elaborate a global vision of sustainable development in trade and investment policymaking.

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Jingxia Shi

School of Law, China University of International, Business & Economics (UIBE)
Dean
China, Beijing
Jingxia Shi is Dean at China University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) Law School; Director, UIBE International Law Institute (ILI) and UIBE Research Center for Unification of Commercial Law (RCUCL). Focuses on international economic law, particularly, WTO law on trade in services. Author of ‘Free Trade and Cultural Diversity in International Law’ and numerous journal articles on trade law. Frequently counseled by Chinese government agencies in terms of policy and regulation on services trade. PhD in Law and LLB, Wuhan University, China; JSD and LLM, Yale Law School