TANG Yi is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, where she also obtained her MPhil Degree and Double Bachelor Degree (BSocSc (Government & Laws) & LLB). Yi has been working as a research assistant for Dr. GU Weixia on a number of research projects relating to international economic law and cross-border dispute resolution. Yi’s academic interests include international investment law, international investment arbitration and policy, international commercial arbitration, dispute resolution, comparative law, and cross-border legal issues with a particular focus on China. Her current Ph.D. research focuses on the tension between public and private interests in investor-State dispute settlement mechanism in times of public health crisis.


TANG Yi & GU Weixia, “Research on the Issue of Foreign Arbitration Institutions Operating in Mainland China Amid Revisions to the Chinese Arbitration Law: Legal Obstacles and Potential Pathways in the Strategy of ‘Attracting the Phoenix to Build a Nest’”, Shanghai Legal Studies, (forthcoming, 2023). (Prize paper in the 9th Zhong Lun Cup National International Commercial Arbitration Essay Competition)

GU Weixia & TANG Yi, “The New Wave of International Commercial Courts in Asia”, Asian Dispute Review, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp.181-188 (2022).

GU Weixia & TANG Yi, “China’s Belt and Road Development and A New International Commercial Arbitration Initiative in Asia”, Chinese Review of International Law, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp.105-128 (2020).

TANG Yi, “Applying PRC’s BITs in HK and Macau SARs: Contradictions Between the Chinese Government and Investment Tribunals”, Challenges and Opportunities for Asia-Pacific International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Dispute Settlement Symposium, University of Sydney Law School, Australia Sydney, 15 November, 2019.

Entrance Scholarship for Outstanding Mainland Students (2012-2017), HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund 2015/2016 Reaching Out Award, Postgraduate Scholarship