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University of Iowa News Release

Jan. 19, 2006

Day-Long Program At The Law School Examines Business And Law In China

A conference looking at issues of China's economic expansion and the possibilities and perils for American companies that do business there will be held Friday, Feb. 10, at the University of Iowa College of Law.

Registration, which is free and includes lunch, is required by Tuesday, Jan. 31. To register, visit the Web site of the UI Center for International Finance and Development at

Session topics include a look at the rule of law in China and how that country copes with a market economy, social stability and fair dispute resolution; developments in China's financial sector, particularly its struggling banking system and evolving system of government regulation; and the People's Republic of China's ongoing strained relations with Taiwan.

The symposium speakers include some of the leading legal scholars on the topics of Chinese law, business law and politics. They include John Ohnesorge of the East Asian Legal Studies Center at the University of Wisconsin; Xiaoping Chen, editor of the China Law Digest; Larry Backer of Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University, Lung Chu Chen, founder and president of the New Century Institute at the New York Law School, and Zhengyuan Fu of University of California, Irvine.

The luncheon keynote address, "China and its 'Long March' Toward a Modern Banking System," will be presented by Joseph Norton of the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University.

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