What A US-China Investment Treaty Would Mean For US Cos.

Law360, New York (July 25, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT) -- On July 11, in the context of their annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue, the United States and China made the significant announcement that they would reinvigorate their efforts to negotiate a bilateral investment treaty (BIT). Coming as it did among other “deliverables” relating to government procurement, free trade zones and securities regulation, it would have been easy to miss this announcement.

In reaffirming their desire to resume BIT talks, the Chinese made a gesture that drastically improves both the prospects for a deal and the value...
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