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Trade and Investment Laws govern regulation of free trade and liberalisation and protection of investment. They are two of the most important and fast-developing legal subjects in China. This subject focuses on the nature, context and evolution of trade and investment law-making and enforcement in China with emphasis on several specific legal issues such as trade in goods, trade in services, intellectual property, trade remedies, government procurement, foreign investment entry into China, investment protection, promotion and administration, national security review, and trade and investment dispute resolution, The latest developments such as the pilot free trade zones and the new proposal to amend foreign investment legislation will also be explored. This subject is taught from the perspectives of both Chinese legal reform and policy change and the evolution of international trade and investment systems. The lecturer is from a leading international law institute in China and was a practising lawyer in China.
Principal topics include:
- Nature, evolution and context of trade and investment law in China
- Tariff and non-tariff barriers measures
- Intellectual property
- Trade in services
- Anti-dumping, subsidies and countervailing
- Government procurement
- Foreign investment entry into China
- Establishment and operation of foreign investment companies
- Foreign investment protection and promotion
- Administration and national security review
- Trade and investment dispute resolution
- Pilot free trade zones in China
- New proposal to revise foreign investment law.
Intended learning outcomes
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
- Have an advanced and integrated understanding of how trade and investment law are made and enforced in China
- Be able to critically examine, analyse, interpret and assess legal issues related to trade and investment law in China
- Understand and be able to engage with contemporary and controversial issues relating to Chinese trade and investment law
- Have the cognitive and technical skill to independently examine, research and analyse complex legal issues relating to various aspects of trade and investment in China
- Have the communication skills to clearly articulate and convey complex information regarding various aspects of the trade and investment law to relevant specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Last updated: 6 December 2019