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The Voice from China

An CHEN on International Economic Law


Part of the Understanding China book series (UNCHI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxiii
  2. Jurisprudence of Contemporary International Economic Law

  3. Great Debates on Contemporary Economic Sovereignty

  4. China’s Strategic Position on Contemporary International Economic Order Issues

  5. Divergences on Contemporary Bilateral Investment Treaty

  6. Contemporary China’s Legislation on Sino-Foreign Economic Issues

About this book


In short, the 24 selected and representative articles written in English by the author over the past 30-odd years, mainly published in international leading journals and now collected and compiled in this monograph, could be deemed the products of international academic debates. They record, reflect and embody the author’s personal views on a number of contemporary basic issues in international economic law & the international economic order. These personal views with Chinese characteristics are deeply rooted in China’s specific national situation and the common position of the world-wide weak groups, and are significantly and substantially different and independent from some existing voices from strong western powers, which is why the book bears the title “The Voice from China”.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Eminent & Senior Jurist, Professor of International LawXiamen University Law SchoolXiamenChina

About the authors

Professor CHEN An is Senior Professor of Xiamen University School of Law, China; Chairman of the Chinese Society of International Economic Law from 1993 and Honorable Chairman of the same from 2012 to present; International Arbitrator, selected and designated by the Chinese government to the ICSID since 1993.

Born in 1929, Professor CHEN began studying law in 1946 and resumed his research of international economic law in Harvard when China opened up to the world. Professor CHEN is one of the founders of international economic law in new China.

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