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Research Paper
Published online: March 1, 2019

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation: An Investment Perspective

Zhiyuan Wen
International Law at Xiamen University
School of Law, Xiamen University, 422 Siming Nan Road, Xiamen 361005, China
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The investment-related initiatives have been included in the FOCAC since its beginning. The investment promotion initiative is consistent, mutually sustainable, and goal-clear; the investment protection initiative relies on the protection from domestic and international law; the investment facilitation initiative becomes more important; the investment dispute resolution initiative proposes a creative new choice. Due to investment-related initiatives, the FDI between China and Africa is growing, the bilateral investment treaties are in progress, the investment facilitation situation is improved, and a new dispute resolution institution appears. The investment-related initiatives of FOCAC achieves great success to date.

Keywords : FOCAC, Investment Promotion, Investment Protection, Investment Facilitation, Dispute Resolution

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