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Lecture: Prof. Dr. Chi Chung

July 2015 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Lecture: The Bilateral Investment Treaty between China and Taiwan and Its Historical Background
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
6 pm KWZ 0.602
Prof. Dr. Chi Chung (Academia Sinica)

The bilateral investment treaty between China (People’s Republic of China; PRC) and Taiwan (Republic of China; ROC) took effect on January 31, 2013. Although it is the 104th bilateral investment treaty for China and the 17th bilateral investment treaty for Taiwan, it is a milestone for both the China-Taiwan relationship and Taiwan’s relationships with the rest of the world.  I will discuss its contents and historical background.

Longtime observers of China and Taiwan would of course note that the word “treaty” seems politically incorrect and therefore impossible in the China-Taiwan context. Indeed, the word “treaty” is not used in the document. I plan to provide the historical background to help explain the contents and purposes of the investment treaty.

After presenting the contents of the investment treaty between China and Taiwan, I will discuss the political history between China and Taiwan and the history of economic and social interactions between the people of China and the people of Taiwan. I will also discuss the legal history of the investment relationship between China and Taiwan. In the Conclusion, I draw on the historical background aforementioned and the international legal scholarship on the issue of “compliance” to discuss the extent to which the investment treaty lives up to its promise.




July 2015
18:00 - 20:00
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