Professor Zhang Yuejiao has served as a member of the WTO Appellate Body since 2008. She currently a Professor of Law at Tsinghua University, as well as Shantou University, in China. She is an Arbitrator on China’s International Trade and Economic Arbitration Commission and practices law as a private attorney. Ms Zhang also serves as Vice President of China’s International Economic Law Society.
Between 1998 and 2004, Ms Zhang held various positions at the Asian Development Bank. Prior to this, Ms Zhang held several positions in government and academia in China, including as Director-General of Law and Treaties at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (1984-1997) where she was involved in drafting many of China’s trade laws such as the Foreign Trade Law, the Anti-Dumping Regulation and the Anti-Subsidy Regulation. From 1987 to 1996, Ms Zhang was one of China’s chief negotiators on intellectual property and was involved in the preparation of China’s patent law, trade mark law, and copyright law. She also served as the chief legal counsel for China’s GATT resumption and WTO accession. Between 1982 and 1985, Ms Zhang worked as legal counsel at the World Bank. Ms. Zhang was a Member of UNIDROIT from 1987-1999.
Ms. Zhang has a Bachelor of Arts from China High Education College and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center.