Associate Professor Weihuan   Zhou
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou

Ph.D, LL.M, MIB (University of Sydney), LLB (SISU)

Law & Justice
Sch of Private&Commercial Law

I have great interest in the field of international economic law. My research focuses on the laws of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Customs law especially trade remedies, free trade agreements, Chinese commercial law, China’s regulations of international trade and investment, China’s integration into the international and regional economic order. I have published widely on these topics in a number of top international and domestic journals such as American Journal of International Law, Journal of International Economic Law, World Trade Review, Journal of World Trade, International & Comparative Law Quarterly, the China Quarterly, Melbourne Journal of International Law, the World Economy, Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Global Trade and Customs Journal, Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Australian Law Journal, Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, and Tsinghua China Law Review. My work has been cited widely, including in European Parliament briefings, reports of the Parliament of Australia and Australia’s Productivity Commission, as well as leading scholars in the field.

At UNSW Law, I am one of the first members of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law (CIBEL) Centre. The CIBEL Initiative is a university funded long term and strategic initiative to enhance research strength in the areas of international business and economic law of relevance to China in the twenty-first century. The CIBEL website is here: http://www.cibel.unsw.edu.au/. Globally, I am currently Co-Secretary of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), one of the world’s leading organisations for academics and academically-minded practitioners and officials in international economic law: http://www.sielnet.org/.

Prior to joining UNSW Law in 2015, I was a trade and commercial lawyer at a top-tier Australian law firm in Sydney. In that capacity, I advised the Government of China (represented by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)), Chinese industry associations, and numerous major producers and exporters from different countries in various trade remedy investigations in Australia. I also acted for major Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies in a number of cross-border transactions including major Chinese investment into energy and resources, agriculture and property in Australia. Before that, I conducted research at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney. My unpublished Ph.D thesis, completed in 2012, was on “Adjudicating De Facto Discrimination under the GATT National Treatment Rule: The Role of Regulatory Purpose”. Before that, I was a consultant at the WTO Secretariat. In that capacity, I developed two of the major online courses of the WTO including: “The Multilateral Trade Agreements” (554 pages) and “Market Access for goods and Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) Negotiations” (382 pages), amongst other responsibilities. Currently, I continue to consult for leading Australian law firms on foreign trade and investment matters. I am a qualified lawyer in Australia.

Phone
+61 (2) 9065 2102
Location
The Law Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2021, 'China and the Multilateral Trading System: Misunderstandings, Criticisms, and Options', in Golley J; Jaivin L; Strange S (ed.), China Story Yearbook: Crisis, ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 280 - 287, http://dx.doi.org/10.22459/CSY.2021
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Williams B; Zhou W, 2020, 'If the WTO Were to Break Down Completely, Would We Stoop and Build It Up with Worn-Out Tools?', in Lewis MK; Nakagawa J; Neuwirth R; Picker C; Stoll P-T (ed.), A Post-WTO International Legal Order: Utopian, Dystopian and Other Scenarios, Springer, pp. 93 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-45428-9_6
    Books | 2019
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2019, China's Implementation of the Rulings of the World Trade Organization, Hart Publishing, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/chinas-implementation-of-the-rulings-of-the-world-trade-organization-9781509913558/
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Nedumpara J; Zhou W, 2018, 'Introduction: Non-market Economies in the Global Trading System—The Special Case of China', in Nedumpara J; Zhou W (ed.), Non-market Economies in the Global Trading System: The Special Case of China, Springer, Singapore, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1331-8_1
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2018, 'The Issue of ‘Particular Market Situation’ Under WTO Anti-dumping Law', in Nedumpara J; Zhou W (ed.), Non-market Economies in the Global Trading System: The Special Case of China, Springer, Singapore, pp. 185 - 200, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1331-8_7
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Arner D; Buckley R, 2018, 'Regulating FinTech in China: From Permissive to Balanced', in Lee KC; Deng R (ed.), Handbook of Blockchain, Digital Finance, and Inclusion, Elsevier, London; San Diego; Cambridge; Oxford, pp. 45 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812282-2.00003-6
    Edited Books | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Picker C; Wang H; Zhou W, (eds.), 2018, China - Australia Free Trade Agreement: A 21st-Century Model, Hart Publishing, Oxford; Portland, Oregon, https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/the-china-australia-free-trade-agreement-9781509915385/
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Chou H-H; Zhou W, 2018, 'Embedded Liberalism and National Treatment', in Moon G; Toohey L (ed.), The Future of International Economic Integration The Embedded Liberalism Compromise Revisited, Cambridge University Press, pp. 103 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108224949.009
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Nedumpara J; Zhou W; Subramanian A, 2018, 'Conclusion', in Nedumpara J; Zhou W (ed.), Non-market Economies in the Global Trading System: The Special Case of China, Springer, Singapore, pp. 303 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1331-8_12
    Edited Books | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Nedumpara J; Zhou W, (ed.), 2018, Non-market Economies in the Global Trading System: The Special Case of China, Springer, Singapore, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1331-8
    Book Chapters | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Xi J, 2018, 'Breakthrough or Standstill? China's Liberalisation of Legal Services under ChAFTA', in The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement A 21st-Century Model, Hart Publishing, Oxford and Portland, Oregon, pp. 147 - 172, http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509915415.ch-008
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Buckley RP; Zhou W, 2015, 'Negotiating the International Economic Legal Order: Who Has Done Best, China or the West?', in Toohey L; Picker C; Greenacre J (ed.), China in the New International Economic Order: New Directions and Changing Paradigms, Cambridge University Press, online, pp. 151 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107449480.011
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Buckley R; Zhou W, 2015, 'China’s negotiation of the international economic legal order', in China in the International Economic Order: New Directions and Changing Paradigms, pp. 151 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/CBO9781107449480.011
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Williams BG; Crowe S; Murray O; Zhou W, 2014, 'Some Selected Aspects of the Relationship Between World Trade Organization Law and General Public International Law', in Capaldo GZ (ed.), Global Community: Yearbook of International Law & Jurisprudence 2013, Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 203 - 224, https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-global-community-yearbook-of-international-law-and-jurisprudence-2013-9780199388684?lang=en&cc=au#
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Gao H; Zhou W, 2021, 'Governing Science and Technology under the International Economic Order: Regulatory Divergence and Convergence in the Age of Megaregionals', WORLD TRADE REVIEW, vol. 20, pp. 369 - 372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474745620000555
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Peng D, 2021, 'Australia – Anti-Dumping Measures on A4 Copy Paper', American Journal of International Law, vol. 115, pp. 94 - 101, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/ajil.2020.93
    Journal articles | 2021
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Fang MM, 2021, 'Subsidizing Technology Competition: China’s Evolving Practices and International Trade Regulation', Washington International Law Journal, vol. 30, pp. 470 - 544, https://secureservercdn.net/166.62.108.196/m3n.a97.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/FangZhou__ChinaTechSubsidyTradePolicy.pdf
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2020, 'In Defence of the WTO: Why Do We Need A Multilateral Trading System?', Legal Issues of Economic Integration, vol. 47, pp. 9 - 42, http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?area=Journals&id=LEIE2020002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Gao H, 2020, 'US-China trade war: A way out?', World Trade Review, vol. 19, pp. 605 - 617, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474745620000348
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Peng D; Zhou W; Tu X, 2020, 'China’s Developing Country Status under the WTO: A Critical Analysis from Historical, Practical and Normative Perspectives', Pacific Journal, vol. 28, pp. 64 - 75, http://dx.doi.org/10.14015/j.cnki.1004-8049.2020.01.006
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Jiang H; Kong Q, 2020, 'Technology Transfer Under China’s Foreign Investment Regime: Does the WTO Provide a Solution', Journal of World Trade, vol. 54, pp. 455 - 480, https://kluwerlawonline.com/journalarticle/Journal%20of%20World%20Trade/54.4/41126
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2020, 'WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism Without the Appellate Body: Some Observations on the US-China Trade Deal', Journal of International Trade and Arbitration Law, vol. 9, pp. 443 - 458
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Gao H; Bai X, 2019, 'Building A Market Economy Through WTO-Inspired Reform of State-Owned Enterprises in China', International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol. 68, pp. 977 - 1022, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s002058931900037x
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Gao H, 2019, '‘Overreaching’ or ‘Overreacting’? Reflections on the Judicial Function and Approaches of WTO Appellate Body', Journal of World Trade, vol. 53, pp. 951 - 978, https://www.kluwerlawonline.com/journalarticle/Journal%20of%20World%20Trade/53.6/40691
    Journal articles | 2019
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Noël S; Zhou W, 2019, 'EU’s New Anti-dumping Methodology and the End of the Non-market Economy Dispute', Global Trade and Customs Journal, vol. 14, pp. 417 - 424, http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?area=Journals&id=GTCJ2019048
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2018, 'Appellate body report on EU-Biodiesel: The future of China's state capitalism under the WTO anti-dumping agreement.', World Trade Review, vol. 17, pp. 609 - 633, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474745617000507
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Xi J; Zhou W; Wang H, 2018, 'The impact of the China–Australia Free Trade Agreement on Australia's education exports to China: A legal and economic assessment', World Economy, vol. 41, pp. 3503 - 3523, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/twec.12736
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Peng D; Zhou W; Yang G, 2018, 'National Security in International Trade Law: An Analysis of the US Section 232 Investigation', International Economics and Trade Research, vol. 34, pp. 91 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.13687/j.cnki.gjjmts.20180417.001
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Peng D, 2018, 'EU – price comparison methodologies (DS516): Challenging the non-market economy methodology in light of the negotiating history of article 15 of China’s WTO accession protocol', Journal of World Trade, vol. 52, pp. 505 - 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3115861
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Jiang H; Zhou W, 2018, 'CHINA'S INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AUSTRALIA'S FOREIGN INVESTMENT REVIEW MECHANISM', TSINGHUA CHINA LAW REVIEW, vol. 10, pp. 187 - 223, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000437524900003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2017, 'China’s Litigation on Non-Market Economy Treatment at the WTO: A Preliminary Assessment', Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 5, pp. 345 - 364, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cjcl/cxx017
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Zhang S, 2017, 'Anti-dumping Practices and China's Implementation of WTO Rulings', China Quarterly, vol. 230, pp. 512 - 527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0305741017000510
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2017, 'Chinese Investment in Australia: A Critical Analysis of the China - Australia Free Trade Agreement', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 18, pp. 407 - 435, http://law.unimelb.edu.au/mjil/issues/current-issue
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Xi J, 2017, 'China’s liberalization of legal services under the ChAFTA: Market access or lack of market access for Australian legal practices', Journal of World Trade, vol. 51, pp. 233 - 264
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2017, 'Implementing WTO Rulings: Fifteen Years of China in the WTO', China's World, vol. 2, pp. 76 - 81, http://www.chinasworld.co.uk/cw/issues
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Percival A, 2016, 'Debunking the Myth of ‘Particular Market Situation’ In WTO Antidumping Law', Journal of International Economic Law, vol. 19, pp. 863 - 892, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgw071
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Percival A, 2016, 'Panel Report on EU —Biodiesel: A Glass Half Full?—Implications for the Rising Issue of “Particular Market Situation”', The Chinese Journal of Global Governance, vol. 2, pp. 142 - 163, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/23525207-12340019
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2016, 'Circumvention and Anti-Circumvention: Rising Protectionism in Australia', World Trade Review, vol. 15, pp. 495 - 522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474745615000762
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2016, 'Fifteen Years on: Has China Implemented WTO Rulings? - A Perspective on 'Trade in Goods' Dispute', Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, vol. 11, pp. 155 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2713543
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Arner DW; Buckley RP, 2016, 'Overseas Law: China's Regulation of Digital Financial Services: Some Recent Developments', Australian Law Journal, vol. 90, pp. 297 - 300, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000379658400005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Noël S, 2016, 'Replacing the Non-Market Economy Methodology: Is the European Union’s Alternative Approach Justified Under the World Trade Organization Anti-Dumping Agreement?', Global Trade and Customs Journal, vol. 11, pp. 559 - 567
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Arner DW; Buckley RP, 2015, 'Regulation of Digital Financial Services in China: Last Mover Advantage?', Tsinghua China Law Review, vol. 8, pp. 25 - 62, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000378412900003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2015, 'Assessment of ‘Material Injury’ and ‘Causation’: Recent Developments in Australia', Global Trade and Customs Journal, vol. 10, pp. 282 - 290
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2015, 'Australia’s anti-dumping and countervailing law and practice: An analysis of current issues incompatible with free trade with China', Journal of World Trade, vol. 49, pp. 975 - 1010
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W; Arner D; Buckley RP, 2015, 'Regulation of Digital Financial Services in China: Last Mover Advantage', Tsinghua China Law Review, vol. 8, pp. 25 - 62, http://www.tsinghuachinalawreview.org/
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2015, 'Rethinking national treatment and the role of regulatory purpose: Lessons from the 'Theory of distortions and welfare'', Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, vol. 12, pp. 243 - 269
    Journal articles | 2013
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Buckley RP; Zhou W, 2013, 'Navigating Adroitly: China’s Interaction with the Global Trade, Investment and Financial Regimes', University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 40
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2012, 'The role of regulatory purpose under Articles III: 2 and 4 - Toward consistency between negotiating history and WTO jurisprudence', World Trade Review, vol. 11, pp. 81 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474745611000449
    Journal articles | 2012
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2012, 'US-clove cigarettes and US-tuna II (Mexico): Implications for the role of regulatory purpose under article III:4 of the GATT', Journal of International Economic Law, vol. 15, pp. 1075 - 1122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiel/jgs041
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Associate Professor Weihuan Zhou
    Zhou W, 2019, 'Theory of Distortions and Welfare as the Backbone of the WTO: If We Lose the Form, Do We Lose the Essence?', in Picker C; Nakagawa J (ed.), University of Tokyo, pp. 1 - 9, presented at Paradise Lost or Found? The Post-WTO International Legal Order (Utopian & Dystopian Possibilities), University of Tokyo, 09 January 2019 - 10 January 2019, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3309354

Awards

Grants

2018 CIBEL Seeds Grant (with Associate Professor Henry Gao at Singapore Management University) (Between Market Economy and State Capitalism: China’s State-Owned Enterprises and the World Trading System)

2018 University of New South Wales/Tsinghua-UNSW Collaborative Research Fund - Seed Grant(Co-investigator)(Financial Innovation and Regulatory change in the Context of De-globalisation: China's Approach and the Implications for Australia)

2017 University of New South Wales/SJTU-UNSW Collaborative Research Fund - Seed Grant(Chief Investigator)(China's Liberalization of Trade in Education Services under ChAFTA)

2016 University of New South Wales/SJTU-UNSW Collaborative Research Fund - Seed Grant(Chief Investigator)(China's Liberalization of Trade in Legal Services under ChAFTA)

2015 Early Career Research Teaching and Development Support Fund, UNSW Law

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