Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 04/2014

The China-United States BIT negotiations: A Chinese perspective

Sheng Zhang

January 2014

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


This Perspective adds another dimension to the ongoing China-US BIT negotiations from a Chinese perspective. The negotiation of a successful BIT requires best endeavors from both sides, and China’s recent FDI policy movements toward a more liberal regulatory framework point to increased coherence in the positions of the two countries in the context of the BIT negotiations.