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China in the International Economic Order
New Directions and Changing Paradigms

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Colin B. Picker, Lisa Toohey, Randall Peerenboom, Marcia Don Harpaz, Henry Gao, Timothy Webster, Junji Nakagawa, Shin-yi Peng, Ross P. Buckley, Weihuan Zhou, Justin O'Brien, George Gilligan, Jonathan Greenacre, Julian Gruin, Xuezhu Bai, Nicholas Morris, Vivienne Bath, Deborah Healey, Leon E. Trakman, Bryan Mercurio
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  • Date Published: December 2018
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107632271

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  • The enormous economic power of the People's Republic of China makes it one of the most important actors in the international system. Since China's accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, all fields of international economic law have been impacted by greater Chinese participation. Now, just over one decade later, the question remains as to whether China's unique characteristics make its engagement fundamentally different from that of other players. In this volume, well-known scholars from outside China consider the country's approach to international economic law. In addition to the usual foci of trade and investment, the authors also consider monetary law, finance, competition law, and intellectual property. What emerges is a rare portrait of China's strategy across the full spectrum of international economic activity.

    • Covers China's approach to international economic law across a spectrum of issues from monetary law to intellectual property
    • Revises oversimplified and orientalist notions of Chinese 'difference' in law and trade
    • Provides an up-to-date report of China's influence on international paradigms
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    • Date Published: December 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107632271
    • length: 343 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: China in the international economic order: new directions and changing paradigms Colin B. Picker and Lisa Toohey
    Part I. Perspectives on China in the International Order:
    1. Revamping the China model for the post-global financial crisis era: the emerging post-Washington, post-Beijing consensus Randall Peerenboom
    2. Regarding China: images of China in the international economic order Lisa Toohey
    3. China and international tribunals: onward from the WTO Marcia Don Harpaz
    4. China's legal cultural relationship to international economic law: multiple and conflicting paradigms Colin B. Picker
    Part II. Trade:
    5. From the Doha round to the China round: China's growing role in WTO negotiations Henry Gao
    6. China's implementation of WTO decisions Timothy Webster
    7. The emerging rules on state capitalism and their implications for China's use of SOEs Junji Nakagawa
    8. Standards as a means to technological leadership? China's ICT standards in the context of the international economic order Shin-yi Peng
    Part III. Financial and Monetary:
    9. China's negotiation of the international economic legal order Ross P. Buckley and Weihuan Zhou
    10. Is the rise of Chinese state capital a regulatory game changer? The example of inward investment capital to Australia Justin O'Brien, George Gilligan and Jonathan Greenacre
    11. Contesting the liberal imaginary? China's role in the international monetary system Julian Gruin
    12. China, economic Taoism and development: different paradigms, different outcomes Xuezhu Bai and Nicholas Morris
    Part IV. Competition, IP and Investment:
    13. Chinese companies and outbound investment – the balance between domestic and international concerns Vivienne Bath
    14. Mergers with conditions in China: caution, control or industrial policy? Deborah Healey
    15. Geo-politics, China and investor-state arbitration Leon E. Trakman
    16. China, intellectual property rights and the WTO: challenging but not a challenge to the existing legal order Bryan Mercurio.

  • Editors

    Lisa Toohey, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law
    Lisa Toohey is Senior Lecturer and Director of Dispute Resolution Programs at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. Her research on trade law has been published in a variety of leading journals, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, and the Leiden Journal of International Law. Dr Toohey has practiced as a trade lawyer and development consultant across the Asian region.

    Colin B. Picker, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law
    Colin B. Picker is Associate Professor and Associate Dean at the University of New South Wales. His research subjects include international economic law, public international law, and comparative law, with recent projects on legal cultural analyses and China. Before entering academia, he practiced transnational and trade litigation, international transactions, and international congressional policy for Wilmer Cutler and Pickering in Washington, DC.

    Jonathan Greenacre, University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law
    Jonathan Greenacre is a research fellow at the University of New South Wales. He has published articles on the regulation of banking in developing countries, micro-finance, and mobile money in a wide variety of journals, including the Banking and Finance Law Review and the International Trade and Business Law Review. He has consulted the United Nations on the regulation of mobile money and currently serves as a member of the United Nations' Pacific Roster of Experts.


    Colin B. Picker, Lisa Toohey, Randall Peerenboom, Marcia Don Harpaz, Henry Gao, Timothy Webster, Junji Nakagawa, Shin-yi Peng, Ross P. Buckley, Weihuan Zhou, Justin O'Brien, George Gilligan, Jonathan Greenacre, Julian Gruin, Xuezhu Bai, Nicholas Morris, Vivienne Bath, Deborah Healey, Leon E. Trakman, Bryan Mercurio

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