Karl P. Sauvant published an article titled China, the G20 and the international investment regime

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Karl P. Sauvant published an article titled China, the G20 and the international investment regime

May 21, 2016

 

Karl P. Sauvant, Resident Senior Fellow at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), has recently published an article titled China, the G20 and the international investment regime, Towards the 2016 G20: Global Analyses and Challenges for the Chinese Presidency, special issue of China and the World Economy (2016). This article reviews briefly the emergence of China as an outward investor. It continues with an analysis of some policy issues related to the rise of foreign direct investment (FDI) from emerging markets, several outcomes that could be pursued under China’s G20 leadership, and etc.. 

 

China, the G20 and the international investment regime

Towards the 2016 G20: Global Analyses and Challenges for the Chinese Presidency, special issue of China and the World Economy (2016)

 

Karl P. Sauvant

21 May, 2016 

 

Abstract

China has become a major home country for outward foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. As a result, the country is increasingly concerned with protecting its outward FDI and facilitating the operations of its firms investing abroad and creating a strong universal international investment law and policy regime. This article reviews briefly the emergence of China as an outward investor. It continues with an analysis of some policy issues related to the rise of FDI from emerging markets. A brief discussion of issues central to the future of the international investment law and policy regime follows, before focusing on several outcomes that could be pursued under China’s G20 leadership: non-binding shared principles that could outline the architecture of a universal framework on international investment; an international support program for sustainable investment facilitation; and the creation of an additional intergovernmental platform that would allow for a continued systematic intergovernmental process to discuss the range of issues related to the governance of international investment, preferably paralleled by an informal, inclusive and result-oriented consensus-building process that takes place outside intergovernmental settings.

 

The full article is available at https://works.bepress.com/karl_sauvant/445/.