WorldECR Publishes Akin Gump Article on U.S.-Chinese Efforts to Strike Balance between Trade Liberalization and National Security

Tatman Savio and Stephen Kho, partners in the international trade practice at Akin Gump, along with international trade associate Cynthia Liu and cross-border transactions counsel Lucy Lu, have written the article “Striking a balance between investment liberalization and national security in China-U.S. relations,” which was published by WorldECR.

In the article, the authors discuss the potential for continued economic liberalization between China and the United States with negotiations over the ongoing bilateral investment treaty (BIT). This, they note, is set against the backdrop of national security concerns and other developments that could threaten to undermine “a more expansive economic future.”

The authors observe that the BIT “offers an opportunity at the highest levels for U.S. and Chinese officials to chart the economic relationship of the two countries.” Ongoing dialogue, they conclude, will be particularly important with both countries needing to show a willingness to ensure “an open, transparent and predictable investment environment.”

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