On October 7, Mr. Xing Xiusong, a partner of this firm, was invited by the Swedish Ambassador to China, Mr. Borje Ljunggren, to a dinner given in honor of Professor Tang Houzhi, senior arbitrator of CIETAC. Due to his arduous and creative work in the field of international commercial arbitration for more than 50 years, especially in promoting friendly cooperation between China and Sweden in the field of arbitration, Professor Tang Houzhi was awarded by the King of Sweden the Royal Commander of Polar Star. This dinner was given before Professor Tang’s departure to Stockholm to receive the medal from the Swedish King. Other quests invited by the Ambassador included Professor Zhang Bingzi – Professor Tang’s wife, Mr. Wang Shengchang – Vice Chairman of CIETAC, Mr. Johan Gernandt – Vice Chairman of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The Minister of the Swedish Embassy Mr. Par Ahlberger and other officials from the embassy participated in the dinner.
On October 20, Mr. Xing Xiusong, a partner of this firm, was invited by the Chinese Ambassador Charge Daffaires to Sweden, Mr. Zhou Heng, to a dinner given by the Ambassador in the honor of Professor Tang Houzhi, on the eve of the day when Professor Tang was to receive the Royal Commander of Polar Star from the Swedish King. Invited to the dinner were Mr. Wang Shengchang – Vice Chariman of CIETAC and other staff member of CIETAC, Justice Staffan Maggusson of the Swedish Supreme Court, Mr. Ulf Franke- Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Johan Gernandt – Vice Chairman of the SCC Arbitration Institution.
[Attached photo is taken of Professor Tang with Mr. Xing Xiusong in the Chinese Embassy to Sweden in the night before the day Professor Tang was to receive the medal from the Swedish King]
On October 21, Mr. Xing Xiusong, a partner of this firm, was invited by Justice Leif Thorsson of the Swedish Supreme Court to a dinner given in honor of three outstanding international arbitration experts who were awarded the Royal Commander of Polar Star by the Swedish King on the same day, to mark their outstanding contribution to the promotion of international commercial arbitration. They were Professor Tang Houzhi from China, Mr. Howard Holtzmann from the USA, and Professor Lebedave from Russia. The ambassadors from China, USA and Russia and their wife were invited and attended the dinner. Also invited were other famous figures in the filed of international arbitration.