Liu Xiaochun, alumnus of the Law School in 1987, was honored for the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone
The 40th anniversary celebration of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone was held in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on the morning of October 14, 2020. President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended and delivered an important speech.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary, in order to further stimulate people's enthusiasm for entrepreneurship, the government has decided to commend the innovation and entrepreneurship figures and advanced model figures of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone.
Liu Xiaochun, 1987 undergraduate alumnus of Peking University Law School, secretary of the Party Committee and President of Shenzhen International Arbitration Court, was honored.
Over the past 40 years, the Shenzhen International Arbitration Court has been committed to reform and innovation, and actively promoted the internationalization, modernization and specialization of Arbitration in China.
With Liu Xiaochun's participation, the Shenzhen International Arbitration Court has arbitrators from 77 countries and regions, and arbitrators and mediators from 119 countries and regions around the world. International arbitration of the special economic zone has become an important part of the international business environment.
Liu Xiaochun once said in an interview: "The arbitration institution is the product of the reform and opening up, the co-establishment of the mainland and Hong Kong, and the construction of special economic zone. Moreover, it has a deep relationship with Peking University."
In June 1982, Professor Rui Mu of Peking University proposed that "The international arbitration institutions in special economic zone should gradually develop into the international arbitration center in the Far East", which was the original vision of the international arbitration institutions in the special zone and also the original heart of several generations of arbitrators.
Later, Zhou Qiang, President of the Supreme People's Court of the People’s Republic of China, hoped that the Shenzhen International Arbitration Court would develop into a world-class arbitration institution during his inspection tour. The government proposed that Shenzhen International Arbitration Court should build an international arbitration highland with global influence, and Shenzhen should build a global benchmark city for international arbitration. These are in line with the original vision and the original intention remains unchanged.
Translated by Cao Jiahui
Edited by Shan Baowei