Prof. Dr. Manjiao Chi


Professor and Founding Director, Center for International Economic Law and Policy (CIELP), Law School, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China

Mr. Manjiao Chi (Cliff Chi) is Full Professor and Founding Director, Center for International Economic Law and Policy (CIELP), Law School, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), Beijing, China. His recent research and teaching focus on international economic law and policy, dispute settlement, global development and cooperation law, as well as Chinese and comparative law. He is author of various monographs and numerous articles in leading journals in English and Chinese, with his recent book titled “Integrating Sustainable Development in International Investment Law” (Routledge, 2017). Prior to joining UIBE, he was Full Professor and Deputy Director, International Economic Law Institute, Law School, Xiamen University, China; Senior Fellow, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Germany; and Expert Counsel-in-Residence, Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM)(on Secondment).

Among his affiliations, he is Member, Committee of Rule of Law and International Investment Law of International Law Association; Steering Committee Member, the UNCITRAL Academic Forum on ISDS Reform; Consultant, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), Executive Council Member, Chinese Society of International Law; and Deputy Secretary-General, Xiamen Academy of International Law Administrative Council. He also holds or held visiting professorship in various European, North American and Asian universities, and teach various courses of Asian and international law. He is active in engaging in international academic activities. He was visiting fellow of Max-Planck Institute of International Law (Germany), Columbia Law School (U.S.), and UNIDROIT. He frequently presents in various international organizations and major international conference. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Yearbook of International Economic Law, and sits on the board of several international academic journals.

He also has rich experience in practicing international law. He has involved in several WTO and investment arbitration disputes for China, advised various international organizations, governments and transnational companies on international legal issues. He regularly serves as arbitrator and expert witness in foreign-related or international disputes and in Chinese and foreign courts. He holds BA, LLM, and Ph.D. in law degrees.