Speaker

LI Yongjie

Director-General

Department of Treaty and Law, Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of China

Ms Li Yongjie is currently the Director-General of the Department of Treaty and Law of the Ministry of Commerce of China. In this capacity, she is responsible for World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement, investment agreement negotiations, investor-State dispute settlement, and legislations relating to investment, trade, and international economic cooperation. By representing China, Ms Li has been engaged in bilateral investment agreement negotiations with major trading partners. She also has extensive experience in WTO dispute settlement and has handled a number of investment disputes. Ms Li studied at Beijing Foreign Studies University, University of International Business and Economics, and American University.