China-U.S. Trade Law

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Europe Leaps Ahead Of United States In Bilateral Investment Treaty Negotiations With China 双边投资协定谈判,欧洲领先一步

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中文请点击这里 The European Union has moved ahead of the United States in negotiating a bilateral investment treaty with China, as predicted previously here on Baker Hostetler’s China U.S. Trade Law blog. Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht made the announcement on Thursday, July 14, 2011 in Beijing following the… Continue Reading

Will Europe Conclude A Bilateral Investment Treaty With China Before The United States Does? 欧洲能抢先一步与中国达成双边投资协定吗?

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Chinese leaders have participated in high-level strategic talks with both the United States and Europe in recent months, during which China reiterated its interest in a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with each of them. EU officials went to Beijing in December 2010 for the Third China-EU High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue, and President Hu Jintao… Continue Reading

Will Labor Rights Be Included In U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty Negotiations? 中美双边投资协定谈判将包括劳动者权利吗?

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中文请点击这里 Recent U.S. free trade agreements (“FTAs”) and comments from U.S. government officials suggest that obligations to respect and enforce internationally recognized labor standards could become part of the text offered by the United States for the negotiation of a bilateral investment treaty (“BIT”) with China. The trend of making labor rights more prominent in… Continue Reading

Making Progress BIT By BIT On A U.S.-China Bilateral Investment Treaty 美中双边投资条约一步一步前进

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中文请点击这里 Despite the joint announcement of the United States and China that both countries would “expedite negotiation on a bilateral investment treaty” (abbreviated in English as a “BIT”), the notion of a BIT between the United States and China, two of the world’s five largest economies, remains inconceivable for some. On the U.S. side, there… Continue Reading