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Is Strict Reciprocity Required for Fair Trade?

Mar. 14, 2019—Authors: Daniel C.K. Chow & Ian Sheldon PDF: Is Strict Reciprocity Required for Fair Trade?   Abstract      The administration of Donald J. Trump has repeatedly claimed that reciprocity is required for “fair” trade. While this concept is not new in US political discourse, the Trump administration’s insistence that strict or absolute reciprocity is required...

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What Will China Do When Land Use Rights Begin to Expire?

Jul. 3, 2017—China does not permit the private ownership of land. Instead, private parties may obtain the right to use property for up to seventy years. These parties own the structures on the land but not the underlying real estate. China’s recent economic boom hinges on the success of its real estate market, but the government has...

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Why China Established the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

Jan. 19, 2017—On January 16, 2016, China officially opened the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for business, representing what might be a seismic shift in economic power from the United States to China. The AIIB creates a challenge to the U.S.- dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), two venerable international financial institutions created at the...

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Navigating the Minefield of Trade Secrets Protection in China

Nov. 10, 2014—The following is excerpted from Professor Daniel C.K. Chow’s article, Navigating the Minefield of Trade Secrets Protection in China (47 Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 1007 (2014)). Read the full article here. Abstract Many Multinational Companies (MNCs) now consider trade secrets to be the most important intellectual property right in China, ahead of patents, trademarks, and...

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Criminal Law Pays: Penal Law’s Contribution to China’s Economic Development

May. 14, 2014—China’s rapid rise to become the second largest economy in the world is nothing short of extraordinary. When economic reforms took off in the late 1970s, China had been without formal criminal law for three decades. China’s economic development since the launch of the reform period has occurred directly alongside the development of its criminal...

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Beyond Regulation: A Comparative Look at State-Centric Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law in China

Apr. 11, 2013—Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is often understood as the voluntary actions firms take beyond legal compliance. However, in recent years, governments around the world have also begun to actively promote CSR, reflecting broader governance trends that embrace “soft law,” quasi-voluntary standards, and other novel incentives to move companies toward and beyond minimum regulatory goals. Comparative...

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Clearing Away the Mist: Suggestions for Developing a Principled Veil Piercing Doctrine in China

Sep. 21, 2012—It was less than thirty years ago that China stood economically isolated from the rest of the world. Times have certainly changed.  Today China’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, and Western businesses are inundating the country to access the abundance of cheap labor. Corporate activity is progressing, yet it was...

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Ambivalence and Activism: Employment Discrimination in China

Jun. 28, 2012—Chinese courts have not vigorously enforced many human rights, but a recent string of employment discrimination lawsuits suggests that, given the appropriate conditions, advocacy strategies, and rights at issue, victims can vindicate constitutional and statutory rights to equality in court.  Specifically, carriers of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) have used the 2007 Employment Promotion Law...

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From Ideology to Pragmatism: China’s Position on Humanitarian Intervention in the Post-Cold War Era

Jun. 27, 2012—This Article fills a gap in the literature by examining in depth China’s state practice and official pronouncements in respect of nine post-Cold War cases typically cited by academics when considering the international legal status of humanitarian intervention.  The majority of today’s commentary and scholarship holds that the People’s Republic of China’s position on sovereignty...

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