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Jan 31, 2019 07:49 PM
ECONOMY

Lawmakers Debate How to Reconcile Domestic Law, International Treaties on Foreign Investment

A businessman from Niger learns about the products produced at a factory in Changxing county, Zhejiang province, on Nov. 14. Photo: VCG
A businessman from Niger learns about the products produced at a factory in Changxing county, Zhejiang province, on Nov. 14. Photo: VCG

Chinese lawmakers have recently debated how to bridge the difference between domestic law and international treaties, as they ended a two-day deliberation of a draft law on foreign investment on Wednesday.

The debate among the members of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s top legislature, comes as legislators are working to quickly make a new law on foreign investment. The nation’s protection of its domestic industries has long faced complaints from the U.S. and Europe, and is one of the key issues in the ongoing trade war with Washington.

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