China’s Foreign Investment Legal Regime: Progress and Limitations

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    Abstract

    China has developed a piecemeal pattern of regulating foreign investment since the end of 1970s. The latest law is the Foreign Investment Law (FIL), which became effective on 1 January 2020. The groundbreaking new FIL is well acknowledged for its promises and affirmations pledged to investors, signalling China’s eagerness to improve its investment environment and regain momentum for investment growth. This book provides an updated and holistic understanding of the key features of the regulatory regime on foreign investment in China with critical analysis of laws and their implementation. It also examines sensitive and complex legal issues relevant to foreign investment beyond the 2020 FIL and new developments on foreign-related dispute settlement. The book uses cases of success and failure to illustrate the nuances and differences between law and practice regarding foreign investment. Considering China’s magnitude in the global economy and the weighty role of the regulatory system on foreign investment in China, this book is of great interest to a wide range of audience including academics in the field of investment law, legal practitioners, policymakers, and master's students in law and in management.

    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis Group)
    Number of pages222
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Electronic)9781003168805
    ISBN (Print)9780367768881
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2022

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    Publisher Copyright: © 2022 Yuwen Li and Cheng Bian.

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