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Author Gallagher, Norah.

Title Chinese investment treaties : policies and practice / Norah Gallagher, Wenhua Shan
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2009
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Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford international arbitration series
Oxford international arbitration series.
Contents 1. International investment in China and the BIT Programme -- A. Introduction -- B. The changing role of China in international investment -- C. Forms of foreign investment in China -- D. The legal framework and the BIT Programme -- E. This book: purposes and contents -- 2. Scope and definition -- A. Introduction -- B. Subject matter (ratione materiae) -- C. Persons and entities (ratione personae) -- D. Territorial application -- E. Temporal application -- 3. Fair and equitable treatment -- A. Introduction -- B. Fair and equitable treatment and its interpretations -- C. Fair and equitable treatment under Chinese investment treaties -- D. Conclusion -- 4. Non-discrimination treatment -- A. Introduction -- B. Most-Favoured-Nation treatment -- C. National treatment (NT) -- D. Conclusion -- 5. Monetary transfer -- A. Introduction -- B. Type of payment -- C. Convertibility and exchange rates -- D. "China clauses" on transfer -- E. ECJ litigation relating to transfer provisions -- F. Conclusion -- 6. Umbrella clause and investment contracts -- A. Introduction -- B. Umbrella clause and international investment arbitration -- C. Umbrella clause in Chinese BITs -- D. Investment contracts in China: state or commercial contracts? -- E. Implications for dispute-resolution planning -- 7. Expropration and compensation -- A. Introduction -- B. Constitution of expropriation -- C. Conditions for expropriation -- D. Compensation for expropriation -- E. Expropriation and Chinese law -- F. Conclusion -- 8. Settlement of investor-state disputes -- A. Introduction -- B. Arbitration options -- C. Jurisdiction -- D. Consent to arbitration -- E. Applicability of MFN clause on jurisdiction -- F. Applicable law -- G. Exhaustion of local remedies -- H. Settlement of investor-state disputes under Chinese law -- I. Conclusion -- 9. Conclusions: Towards a new Model Investment Treaty for China -- A. General assessment of the existing Chinese investment treaties -- B. Towards a new Model Investment Treaty -- C. Conclusion -- Appendix I: List of signed Chinese BITs (as of July 2008) -- Appendix II: Chinese Model BIT Version I -- Appendix III: Chinese Model BIT Version II -- Appendix IV: Chinese Model BIT Version III (Current) -- Appendix V: Draft New Model BIT -- Appendix VI: Representative Chinese BITs (a) Sweden BIT 1982 -- (b) UK BIT 1986 -- (c) Australia BIT 1988 -- (d) Japan BIT 1988 -- (e) Korea BIT 1992 -- (f) Netherlands BIT 2001 -- (g) Germany BIT 2003 -- (h) Russia BIT 2006 -- (i) Seychelles BIT 2007 -- (j) Mexico BIT 2008 -- (k) New Zealand Free Trade Agreement 2008, Chapter 11 -- Appendix VII: ICSID Convention -- Appendix VIII: China's Notification of Class of Dispute to the ICSID
Summary This is a comprehensive commentary on Chinese bilateral investment treaties (BITs), which are being increasingly used in Chinese foreign investment policy. It will define BITs' role analyse and interpret their key provisions, and discuss the future of China's investment programme
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Investments, Foreign (International law)
Investments, Foreign -- China.
Form Electronic book
Author Shan, Wenhua.
ISBN 9780191790508 (ebook)
(hbk. ;) (alk. paper)