The security of energy investment is becoming an increasingly important factor for China’s harmonious economic development. Without a specific agreement concerning the protection and promotion of foreign energy investment between China and other states, to utilize the Energy Charter Treaty would be a better and feasible choice. This study will first present a brief overview of the legal protection of China’s OFDI, followed by an overview of investment protection and promotion under the ECT, and then it assesses the positive implications of China being a member state of the ECT together with the potential risk. A comprehensive discussion illustrates that accession will be a desirable result for China. Finally, it goes further to proclaim that an Asia-Europe Energy cooperation legal framework will be on its way provided that China enters into the ECT.
Chinese Contract Law (2nd Ed) offers an in-depth analysis of the contract making process, performance and remedies in the legal framework established under the current regulatory scheme governing contracts in China. The book discusses various contract issues from theoretic and practical viewpoints, and addresses major contractual matters in a comparative way. It examines the law of contracts as drafted, interpreted and applied with Chinese characteristics.
The second edition comprises the latest developments in contract legislation, adjudication and practices in China, including the newly adopted laws, judicial interpretations and guiding cases. It emphasizes contextual distinctions and transactional considerations relevant to contract research and practice. The book provides a meaningful tool to get inside the contemporary contract law of China.