China-European Union Investment Relationships

Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?

Edited by Julien Chaisse, Professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong and Advisory Board Member, Asian Academy of International Law (AAIL)

Based on original research, and bringing together expert contributors, this book provides a critical analysis of the current law and policy between the EU and China, both internally and internationally. Covering key topics on the subject, this book draws together diverse perspectives into a single collection, and is an invaluable tool for both scholars and practitioners of trade and investment law, as well as human rights and environmental law and policy.

‘Readers might find this book exceeds their expectations. Primarily, this book addresses the investment relationships between the EU and China; however, it also considers human rights and environmental law and policy. Hence, this book is not only comprehensive in its coverage on the investment relationships between the EU and China, but also their relationship in general. I have no hesitation in recommending this book to those international legal practitioners who are dealing with issues related to the EU’s and China’s investment and those who are interested in the EU’s and China’s relationship in general. This book is practical, informative, innovative, and reader friendly. To conclude, I think this book will hugely benefit those readers who want to know about the
legal positions of both parties in the comprehensive agreement on investment negotiations.’
– Asian Journal of International Law

‘This is a first-rate book on how to comprehend and approach China-EU investment relationships. Professor Julien Chaisse and the contributors, through political economics, international relations and international law perspectives, offer thought-provoking insights of the history, present and future of these relationships. The book presents comprehensive and convincing arguments on a number of important aspects of these relationships, including the negotiation of an investment treaty and the reform of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism. It is an indispensable reference for national and international policymakers, legal practitioners and scholars in the field of international investment and trade law.’
– Manjiao Chi, University of International Business and Economics, China

‘Unlike the multilateral trade system sponsored by the WTO, the international investment regime is governed either by bilateral agreements or simply by domestic law. China and the EU are the two most important investors and host country (area) for each other. The rapid increase of FDI needs a comprehensive agreement to navigate it in a consistent and predictable way. The current book China-European Union Investment Relationships anticipates the forthcoming negotiations and examines the legal positions from which both parties will begin their negotiations. In so doing, this book provides stakeholders, such as policymakers, academics and the general public, with a roadmap to the issues raised in the forthcoming negotiations.’
– Jiaxiang Hu, Koguan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

‘This book is a highly timely contribution to understanding the chances and challenges of the ongoing EU-China investment treaty negotiations that have gained predominant importance in shaping the future standard of international investment protection at times where the US administration increasingly falls out of international economic relations. It explains the political, legal and economic issues informing the negotiations, discusses substantive concerns and examines approaches to regulate the controversial dispute settlement mechanism. The cooperation between Western and Chinese scholars makes it a particularly valuable resource that provides not only new insight for experienced investment lawyers but is also suitable for non-experts interested in understanding the process of negotiations and its challenges.’
– Gudrun Monika Zagel, University of Salzburg, Austria

2018 328 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 189 8 £100.00 £90.00 $150.00 $135.00

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