China's BIT Law and Practice: A Shift
Presentation by Professor Shen Wei from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
This event is open for everyone, including students.
Although China has been an active "treaty-maker" in the realm of international investment arbitration as evidenced by its more than 120 bilateral investment treaties, the utility of these BITs has been very limited. Substantive standards such as expropriation and compensation have never been comprehensively tested with respect to these BITs. Conventional wisdom views these BITs as China's tool to attract foreign direct investment. The talk tries to understand the underlying rationale of China's strategy and policy to have these BITs.
Coffee, tea and fresh fruit will be served.
You may bring your lunch packet!