Missing Reservation Lists in China’s International Investment Agreements

Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 99-120, March 2021

22 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2021

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Tae Jung Park

Incheon National University, Department of Law

Date Written: March 30, 2021

Abstract

China has concluded several bilateral and multilateral international investment agreements (IIAs), but none has the reservation list attached. The literature on IIAs has neglected to consider the existence and causes of this phenomenon. China is now struggling to complete its first reservation list in history in its U.S.–China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) negotiation. This article is the first study to highlight the issues regarding reservation lists in China’s agreements and argues that ongoing legal reforms and failure in intra-government coordination impede completion of these reservation lists.

Keywords: international investment law, reservation lists, law and development

Suggested Citation

Park, Tae Jung, Missing Reservation Lists in China’s International Investment Agreements (March 30, 2021). Asian Journal of WTO & International Health Law and Policy, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 99-120, March 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3815771

Tae Jung Park (Contact Author)

Incheon National University, Department of Law ( email )

Incheon
Songdo, songdo 3133
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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