The Promise (and Limitations) of the New Canada-China Investment Treaty
October 01, 2014
The Canada-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT), which comes into force October 1, signals a deepening of the bilateral economic relationship. While somewhat less ambitious than recent BITs that Canada has concluded with other trading partners, the Canada-China BIT nevertheless establishes important rights for Chinese and Canadian investors, and the tools to enforce those rights.
《中加双边投资协定》（BIT）于 10 月 1 日生效，标志着中加双边经济关系进一步深化。与加拿大最近和其他贸易伙伴签署的 BIT 相比，该协定所设立的目标并不高，但这确立了中国和加拿大投资者的重要权利，以及强制执行这些权利的工具。