China-European Union Investment Relationships
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China-European Union Investment Relationships

Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?

Edited by Julien Chaisse

Based on original research, and bringing together expert contributors, this book provides a critical analysis of the current law and policy between the EU and China, both internally and internationally. Covering key topics on the subject, this book draws together diverse perspectives into a single collection, and is an invaluable tool for both scholars and practitioners of trade and investment law, as well as human rights and environmental law and policy.
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Chapter 10: OBOR in the context of China-EU FDI and China’s evolving economic diplomacy

Donald J. Lewis

Abstract

China’s OBOR Initiative is a bold, visionary, highly elaborated blueprint, with many inter-connected moving parts, that, on both theoretical policy and practical business levels, offers perhaps humankind’s main chance for 21st century prosperity on a global scale – and the achievement of the heretofore unattainable prospect of peaceful Eurasian and African economic integration. To accomplish such monumental geopolitical transformations will require not only China’s own gargantuan efforts, but also those of the other great powers, including Russia, the European Union and the United States. Wisely, China has generously formulated OBOR in such a way that it embraces inclusiveness. If cooperation can replace selfish rivalry, we may perhaps be on the cusp of a new, promising and affirming human epoch – what the Chinese are calling a ‘community of common destiny’.

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