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Chinese Investment Treaties - Policies and Practice by Gallagher, Norah; Shan, Wenhua (26th March 2009)

1 International Investment in China and the Bit Programme

From: Chinese Investment Treaties: Policies and Practice

Norah Gallagher, Wenhua Shan

Arbitral tribunal — World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body

This chapter examines the changing role of China in international investment, including a historical review followed by a discussion of the main forms of foreign investment in China. It then analyzes aspects of the Chinese investment treaties, focusing on the evolution and features of the BIT programme and the legal status of investment treaties within the Chinese legal system. The chapter ends with a brief introduction to the book.

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