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ISBN: 9781459410725-06

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Market access for Chinese investors, but

not for Canadian investors

From: Sold Down the Yangtze


Chinese companies have a general right in

the FIPA to buy into Canada’s economy, which is then subject

to limitations in some cases. On the other hand, Canadian

investors have no general right to buy into China’s economy

and, even if they did have that right, the FIPA would subject

it to more limitations than in the case of Chinese investors in




Gus Van Harten

As an expert in investment deals and international law, GUS VAN HARTEN is uniquely qualified to explain what the Canada-China agreement means for Canada. He is currently a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, working previously as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom. He has written over twenty academic studies on investment treaties, and has provided commentary to governments, international organizations, and media such as Bloomberg, the CBC, The Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and the Toronto Star. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.