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ISBN: 9781459410725-14

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Secret deals with China

From: Sold Down the Yangtze


Another troubling thing about the China FIPA is its special

allowances for secret lawsuits and secret settlements. In this

chapter, I outline this problem and why it is so serious under

the FIPA.



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.