Professor James Hu is one of the leading maritime law experts in China, a professor at Shanghai Maritime University, PhD supervisor of Dalian Maritime University and visiting professor to Swansea University. As one of the drafters of the Chinese Maritime Code, Chinese Port Law, Chinese Shipping Law, Prof Hu also participated in revision of Chinese Maritime Traffic safety Law and various shipping regulations. He acts as legal adviser to Chinese government in making policies and law concerning maritime and shipping. He was a member of the Chinese delegation to UNCITRAL Working Group in formulating the Rotterdam Rules. Prof Hu is an arbitrator for the China Maritime Arbitration Commission, an arbitrator of Shanghai International Shipping Arbitration Commission, a member of the Standing Directors of China Maritime Law Association and a member of the Maritime Law Commission of All China Lawyers Association.