In the afternoon of December 22, the signing ceremony of a framework agreement of co-operative construction between Ningbo Maritime Court and Shanghai Maritime University was held grandly in Shanghai Maritime University. Chen Huiming, the party secretary and president of Ningbo Maritime Court signed the framework agreement of co-operative construction together with Yang Wanfeng who is vice president of Shanghai Maritime University. The ceremony was presided by professor Cai Cunqiang£¬the vice president of Shanghai Maritime University. The party member and vice president of Ningbo Maritime Court Mr Wu Xianjiang, deputy director of the political Ms Li Weijun, head of trial supervision division Mr Liang Lin£¬research office vice director Ms Wang Peifen and the leading group of Shanghai Maritime University£¬including dean of the Law School Mr Wang Guohua, secretary of the Law School Mr Li Xiping, deputy director of the school office Mr Liu Zheng attended the ceremony.
The agreement covers a wide range of areas of cooperation and variety of forms. The two sides agreed that basing on the principle to complementing and jointly improving each other, by establishing maritime legal seminars and cooperation platform, promoting maritime justice communication and exchange activities and improving the training mechanism of maritime law talents etc, both of parties would jointly take part in the construction of the International Maritime Judicial Center, revitalize Chinese maritime judicial development and promote national strategies of ¡°marine power¡± and ¡°the Belt and Road¡±.
The vice president Mr Yang Wanfeng made a speech in the ceremony indicating that there was a long history and good relations of cooperation between Ningbo Maritime Court and Shanghai Maritime University. The goal to construct the International Maritime Judicial Center brings new opportunities and challenges to the research on maritime law theory and the development of maritime judicial practice and also points out the direction of further cooperation for both parties. The cooperation between the two sides has a solid foundation and a broad space. He expressed his wish that the two sides could carry out more practical and in-depth cooperation, and gain more achievements
The court president Mr Chen Huiming also made a speech. It stresses that Ningbo Maritime Court focus on both trial work and team building and has obtained obvious results. But our court is short of compound and expert talent. There is a gap between the overall quality of maritime trial and the requirement of quality strategy. Therefore we need the help of theory of colleges and universities resources and the support of academic research force to breakthrough development bottleneck. Ningbo Maritime Court and Shanghai Maritime University as a maritime community in a high degree of professional have maintained a high frequency of communication and contact. And we hope to joint effort in expanding cooperation areas and space, innovating cooperation mode, enriching cooperation connotation and promoting the resources integration of Ningbo Maritime Court and Shanghai Maritime University in a wider range, higher and deeper level, so that to contribute to the national strategies of ¡°marine power¡± and ¡°the Belt and Road¡±.