Date: 15May 2020

Coping with Legal Challenges Arising from the Pandemic: A HKU Webinar Series

Assessing the Risks and Uncertainties with the Covid-19 Litigations Against China

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, a spate of complaints have been filed against China in US courts seeking to hold China accountable for the enormous damages caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Parallel to these litigations, Republican lawmakers are drafting bills to enable plaintiffs to move forward with these lawsuits. Meanwhile, the Trump administration is contemplating various sanctions against China. What are the potential legal hurdles for plaintiffs as they proceed with the litigations? What are the risks and uncertainties of the legislative proposal to enable suits against China? What are the potential legal and political ramifications of these cases? What legal issues do possible US measures against China raise?

About the speakers:

Professor Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. See Professor Delise’s commentary about this topic here:…

Dr. Angela Zhang, Director of the Center for Chinese Law and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Hong Kong. See Dr. Zhang’s op-ed about this topic here:…