Recommendations by Professor Liu Qiao and Professor Wang Jiangyu Adopted in a LegCo Legislative Proposal on the Application of CISG in Hong Kong

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22.03.2021 Research conducted by Professor Liu Qiao and Professor Wang Jiangyu has been extensively relied upon by the Department of Justice (DoJ) of the HKSAR in its official proposal submitted to the Legislative Council (LegCo) with a view to drafting and enacting a legislation to allow Hong Kong to join the United Nations Convention on International Sale of Goods (CISG), which currently only permits sovereign states to be contracting parties. The DoJ proposal adopted a range of the analyses and recommendations made in the Liu/Wang submission, which was a response to the DoJ’s call for public consultation to solicit views on application of CISG in Hong Kong. It is expected that the proposed Ordinance, which incorporates the thrust of arguments in Liu/Wang report, will be enacted in due course. This demonstrates that the two CityU colleagues’ research has contributed significantly to the legal development in Hong Kong, particularly with respect to solidifying Hong Kong’s position as an international business and legal hub. The DoJ’s proposal to LegCo is available at <>.

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