08:30 - 09:20

Registration and breakfast

09:20 - 09:30

Opening Remarks

China Law Group

09:35 - 11:30

Panel One: South China Sea

Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon (University of Toronto): The Law of the Sea Convention and the Extended Continental Shelf Regime

Chris Chung (University of Toronto): “Southward Development,” “National Essence,” and “Historic Rights”: Connections Between Modernity, History, and International Law in China's South China Sea Islands Claim

Ted McDorman (University of Victoria): The South China Sea: The Law of the Sea Meets Politics

Nong Hong (Institute for China-America Studies): Lawfare Surrounding the South China Sea: The Role of UNCLOS and State Practice

11:30 - 13:00


13:00 - 15:00

Panel Two: Trade

Thomas S. Axworthy (University of Toronto): China and the Polar Silk Road

Gil Lan (Ryerson University): One Belt, One Road: Its impact on trading relationships and Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak (LexSage): Export Control, Economic Sanctions and the Impact of the US-China Trade War on Canadian Businesses

Julia Qin (Wayne State University): Forced Technology Transfer and the US-China Trade War

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:30

Panel Three: Human Rights and Minorities of China

Alvin Y.H. Cheung (New York University): Writ in Water: Civil and Political Rights in Hong Kong and the "Advocacy of Independence"

Masashi Crete-Nishihata (University of Toronto): Canaries in the Coal Mine: Digital Espionage Operations Targeting the Tibetan Diaspora

Louisa Greve (Uyghur Human Rights Project): The Uyghur Homeland as a Laboratory of Repression 

Mehmet Tohti (Uyghur Canadian Association): Stateless Uyghurs: Causes and Consequences

17:30 - 17:35

Closing Remarks

China Law Group