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Form June 22nd to June 23rd, the conference of revised Rotterdam Rules and Maritime Law across the Taiwan Straits was held at SMU. This conference was held by SMU and Taiwan Kainan University. Professors and experts of maritime law from 11 universities from cross-straits, including Taipei University, Kainan University, Furen University, Tsinghua University, Peking University, Chinese University of Political Science and Law, Dalian Maritime University, Fudan University, East China University of Politics and Law, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade as well as Shanghai Maritime University, presented at the conference. It was presided over by Prof. Jiang Zhengxiong from SMU and Prof. Wu Xiaoqing from Taiwan Kainan University.
Prof. Yu Shicheng, President of SMU met with the representatives during the conference. Prof. Cai Cunqiang, Vice President of SMU addressed the conference.
In September 2009, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law affirmed Conventions of International Maritime Transport of Goods (Rotterdam Rules). Both the mainland China and Taiwan were confronted with the problem of whether we should accept the rules. If not, both sides would be in the presence of revising their own maritime law system. Experts and scholars from both sides put forward their views and comments, and they also introduced the legislation and administration of maritime laws of both sides. The representatives believed that this conference not only had deepened their understanding of Rotterdam Rule, but also furthered mutual understanding of both sides.