The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) has presented a significant challenge to China, and may shape new generation trade rules even if it is not ratified. China does not want to be an outlier in the deep FTA era. In this context, the interaction between China and the US in international economic law deserves special attention. A number of issues will be discussed at the talk: What is the impact of the TPP on China? What are the possible responses of China? What is the future approach of China to international economic legal order and its implications? To analyze the complicated interaction between China and international economic law and its implications for the public, the talk will involve not only trade agreements (e.g. the WTO, TPP, RCEP and CETA), but also other aspects of international economic law (e.g. US-China bilateral investment treaty negotiations).
Heng Wang is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. His research areas include trade law, international economic law and Chinese law. He has spoken at the WTO Headquarters and nearly 40 universities and institutions.
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served.