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FMC Administrative Law Judges met with Chinese Judicial Delegation

November 18, 2013

Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Chief Administrative Law Judge Clay G. Guthridge and Administrative Law Judge Erin M. Wirth met on November 14, 2013 with a delegation of twelve judges of China’s Supreme People’s Court at the FMC headquarters in Washington, D.C. The judges are in the United States on a privately-organized course of study arranged through the International Judicial Academy, a non-profit educational institution chartered in the District of Columbia.

FMC Chairman Mario Cordero welcomed the Chinese delegation, led by the Honorable Yanjun Wang, Deputy Presiding Judge, No. 4 Civil Division, China Supreme People’s Court. Also attending were judges of the maritime courts of Tianjin, Wuhan and Hainan cities.

Participants of the meeting included:

Federal Maritime Commission

  • Chairman Mario Cordero
  • Hon. Clay Guthridge, Chief Administrative Law Judge
  • Hon. Erin Wirth, Administrative Law Judge
  • Lauren M. Engel, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the General Counsel

Chinese Delegation

  • Hon. Yanjun Wang, Deputy Presiding Judge, No. 4 Civil Division, China Supreme People's Court
  • Hon. Xiwu Huang, Associate Judge, No. 4 Civil Division, China Supreme People's Court
  • Hon. Qingbin Guo, Staff, International Affairs Office, China Supreme People's Court
  • Hon. Wei Li, Presiding Judge, No. 4 Civil Division, Shandong Province High People's Court
  • Hon. Junwen Song, Presiding Judge, Trial Division, Qingdao City Maritime Court
  • Hon. Yanming Lyu, Judge, Trial Division, Qingdao City Maritime Court
  • Hon. Fanhong Kong, Associate Judge, No. 4 Civil Division, Guangdong Province High People's Court
  • Hon. Jianping Wang, Deputy Presiding Judge, No. 4 Civil Division, Guangdong Province High People's Court
  • Hon. Siying Wu, Associate Judge, No. 4 Civil Division, Guangdong Province High People's Court
  • Hon. Ling Yang, Judge, Trial Division, Tianjin City Maritime Court
  • Hon. Shuisong Wang, Judge, Hubei Province Wuhan City Maritime Court
  • Hon. Minggang Fen, Presiding Judge, Maritime Division, Hainan Province Haikou City Maritime Court
  • Miss Xinxiaoai Liu, Interpreter, International Judicial Academy
  • Mr. Weixin Qiu, Escort, International Judicial Academy