Suffolk Law School recently hosted the latest installment of the longest running dialogue of legal issues between the governments of the United States and China.

Representatives from China's Ministry of Commerce and America's Department of Commerce met for the second phase of the 18th Annual U.S.-China Legal Exchange at Sargent Hall on Friday, Dec. 6.

Acting General Counsel Justin Antonipillai headed the U.S. delegation and was joined by his counterpart Assistant Minister of Commerce Zhang Xiangchen.

Antonipillai and Xiangchen gave opening and closing remarks, commenting on the expanding relationship between both global powers.

Leading practitioners and academics covered two central topics in this session. The morning featured private and public energy analysts from both countries during a talk entitled, “Chinese Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Law in China.” In the afternoon, the audience heard from private attorneys and Chinese officials on the legal aspects of entrepreneurship in China.

Professor and Associate Dean Christopher Gibson opened the conference for participants. Professor Steven Ferrey provided insightful background on the growing influence of renewable energy throughout both countries.

The U.S. Commercial Service, an arm of the Commerce Department, organized this year's series which started at the George Washington University School of Law and will end in Orange County, Calif.