On 14 March 2021, the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission was formally established at the Wuhan Conference Centre during the Wuhan Arbitration Commission's general working session.
Liu Ziqing, Vice Mayor of Wuhan Municipal People's Government, Liu Jiyuan, Deputy Director of Hubei Provincial Department of Justice, Xi Dan, Deputy Secretary General of Wuhan Municipal People's Government and Pan Tao, Vice President of Wuhan Intermediate People's Court attended the meeting. More than one hundred people attended the meeting, including the heads of the Provincial Department of Justice, the General Office of the Municipal Government, the Organization Department of the Municipal Party Committee, the Political and Legal Committee of the Municipal Party Committee, the Municipal Intermediate People's Court and the relevant departments of the Municipal Bureau of Justice, the members of the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission, representatives of arbitrators in Wuhan, and the heads of various departments of the Wuhan Arbitration Commission Office. The meeting was chaired by Peng Guoyuan, Executive Deputy Director of the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission and Secretary of the Party Group and Director of the Wuhan Arbitration Commission Office.
The session was divided into two stages. In the first stage of the session, Deputy Secretary-General Xi Dan read out the Notice of the Municipal People's Government on the Appointment of the Members of the Fifth Wuhan Arbitration Commission. Vice Mayor Liu Ziqing presented the appointment letters to the Director, Deputy Director and members of the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission.
Wu Handong, Director of the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission, said in his speech that the new Arbitration Commission would take this meeting as an opportunity to forge ahead and overcome difficulties. We will insist on the quality and efficiency of case management, persistently grasp the credibility, consolidate the strength of arbitration, serve the national strategy of opening up and regional development more actively, optimize the business environment under the rule of law, create the "international, professional and modern" name card of Wuhan arbitration, and strive to promote the healthy and sustainable development of Wuhan arbitration, so as to live up to the expectations of the provincial party committee, the municipal government and the community. We will strive to promote the healthy and sustainable development of Wuhan arbitration and meet the expectations of the provincial government, the municipal government and all sectors of the society for arbitration work.
In his speech, Liu Jiyuan, Deputy Director of the Wuhan Arbitration Commission, fully affirmed the achievements made by the Commission since its establishment and its contribution to the construction of the rule of law in Hubei and Wuhan. He hoped that the Wuhan Arbitration Commission would study and implement Xi Jinping's thought on the rule of law, strictly implement the Opinions on Improving the Arbitration System and Enhancing the Credibility of Arbitration and the Implementation Opinions on Improving the Arbitration System and Enhancing the Credibility of Arbitration in Hubei Province, continuously improve its internal governance structure, implement the new development concept, build a new development pattern, serve the work of the service centre, expand its service areas, arbitrate independently in accordance with the law, strictly control the quality of cases and continuously enhance the credibility and influence of the Wuhan Arbitration Commission brand. To enhance the credibility and influence of the Wuzhong brand.
In his concluding speech, Vice Mayor Liu Ziqing highly affirmed the work achievements of the 4th Wuhan Arbitration Commission and put forward five requirements for the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission to serve the central work of the municipal government and achieve high-quality development of the arbitration business. He stressed the need to raise the status and fully understand the important role of arbitration; to deepen the reform and improve the management of arbitration institutions; to develop and innovate and promote the leapfrog development of arbitration; to adhere to the fairness and justice of arbitration and actively resolve social contradictions and disputes; and to unite efforts and create a good external development environment. He asked the Wuhan Arbitration Commission to strengthen the credibility of arbitration, further enhance the internationalization and professionalism of Wuhan arbitration, actively serve the central work of "building five centres and modernizing Wuhan", and strive to promote the high-quality development of Wuhan arbitration, so as to deliver a satisfactory answer to the municipal government, the Provincial Department of Justice and the community.
In the second phase of the meeting, Li Denghua, Deputy Director of the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission, read out the Notice of Appointment of Arbitrators of the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission, and the members of the Arbitration Commission issued appointment letters to the representatives of the arbitrators. Arbitrators representing the 5th Wuhan Arbitration Commission: Arbitrator Hu Yingfa, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Wuhan Lawyers' Industry, President of Wuhan Lawyers' Association and lawyer of Hubei Chengming Law Firm, and Arbitrator Ma Jianguo, General Counsel of China Central Railway Bridge Bureau and first-class legal advisor of state-owned enterprises, delivered their appointment speeches on the occasion.
In his speech, Mr. Wu Handong, Director of Wuhan Arbitration, gave a clear idea of "perseverance, development and innovation" for the next five years, focusing on strengthening the credibility of arbitration and putting forward clear requirements from the perspectives of arbitrators and arbitration institutions respectively.
Finally, Professor Zhou Xin, Director of the Law Department of the Party School of the Wuhan Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, gave a tutorial on Xi Jinping's thoughts on the rule of law to the participants.