Professor and Head of Department of Law
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Zhao is Henry Cheng Professor in International Law and Head of Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong; PhD (Erasmus University Rotterdam); LLM (Leiden University); LLM & LLB (China University of Political Science and Law). He is also Chair Professor at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (2018-2021); Chen An Chair Professor in International Law at Xiamen University (2015), Siyuan Scholar Chair Professor at Shanghai University of Foreign Trade (2012-14). He was Director of the Centre for Chinese Law (2013-2017). He is currently Standing Council Member of the Chinese Society of International Law. He is listed as an arbitrator in several international arbitration commissions. He is also a founding Council Member of Hong Kong Internet Forum (HKIF), Member of International Institute of Space Law at Paris, Member of Asia Pacific Law Association and Beijing International Law Society. He sits in the editorial teams of several SSCI journals, including Hong Kong Law Journal (as China Law editor), Journal of East Asia and International Law (as Executive Editor). He is winner of Prof. Dr I.H.Ph. Diederiks-Verschoor Award 2006 by International Institute of Space Law in France, the first winner of Isa Diederiks-Verschoor Prize in the Netherlands, and also the first winner of SATA Prize by the Foundation of Development of International Law in Asia (DILA). He has published widely on various topics including particularly Dispute Resolution and Space Law. His recent publications include Dispute Resolution in Electronic Commerce (Martinus Nijhoff, 2005), Liberalization of Electronic Commerce and Law (Peking University Press, 2005), Space Commercialization and the Development of Space Law (Intellectual Property Press, 2008), Mediation Practice and Skills (Tsinghua University Press, 2011), National Space Legislation in China: An Overview of the Current Situation and Outlook for the Future (Brill, 2015).