Law and Investment in China: The Legal and Business Environment after China's WTO Accession, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Law and Investment in China

The Legal and Business Environment after China's WTO Accession, 1st Edition

By Vai Io Lo, Xiaowen Tian


400 pages

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The Chinese market is appealing, but the Chinese legal system is very complicated. A basic understanding of Chinese law is absolutely crucial for companies investing in this fast-growing and potentially huge market. Since China is moving toward a socialist market economy and is increasingly integrated into the world market, some aspects of China's commercial law are different from, while others are moving into line with, those of mature market economies.

This book provides an introduction to the Chinese legal system, focusing on laws and regulations on foreign direct investment and highlights recent government policies and measures undertaken to intensify economics reforms so as to meet various challenges arising from China's accession to the World Trade Organization.


'This is an excellent reference guide to the legal reforms that have transformed Chinese society over the last quarter-century of economic reform…It is rare for a book to appeal successfully to a readership of both academics and practitioners, and this book accomplishes that goal nicely.' - The China Journal

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of the Chinese Legal System 2. Business Organizations 3. Foreign Investment Enterprises 4. Contracts 5. Labour and Employment 6. Intellectual Property 7. Consumer Protection 8. Taxation, Banking and Securities 9. Dispute Resolution 10. Accession to the WTO 11. The Development of the Western Region

About the Authors

Vai Io Lo specializes in Asian and comparative law, especially American, Chinese, and Japanese laws. Currently, she is teaching at the International University of Japan. She is the author of various articles in law journals and the book Law and Industrial Relations: China and Japan after World War II.

Xiaowen Tian specializes in Chinese business and economy, especially foreign direct investment in China. He is currently teaching at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of various articles in referred international journals and the book Dynamics of Development in an Open Economy: China since 1978.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / China
LAW / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General