Chinese Special Economic Zones and International Economic Law: Diversification, Expansion, Containment and Circulation of a Cryptic Legal Model
Article from: TDM 5 (2020), in Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
The Special Economic Zone (SEZ or - jingjitequ) is a recognizable symbol of Chinese economic development since the opening up and reform. Today, however, the experience of the first Chinese SEZs has been almost entirely replaced by an increasing complex of legal rules addressing the demand for the expansion and diversification of development zones. In particular, the Pilot Free Trade Zones represent the "last generation" of special zones, aimed at promoting not only domestic development, but also the trans-nationalization and globalization of Chinese economy. As such, their legal ...