Tag: Belt and Road Initiative

The Belt and Road Initiative moves into Latin America with China-LAC Santiago Declaration

During the first quarter of 2018, China announced the introduction its Belt and Road initiative in Latin America. This announcement serves to deepen economic and financial cooperation between China and countries where the United States has traditionally had a heavy influence. The declaration, known as the Santiago Declaration, calls for bolstering trade and taking action…

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Trade and economic cooperation agreement signed between China and Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)

On 18 May 2018, the China Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced the signing of the Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between China and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The agreement was signed at the Astana Economic Forum held in Astana, Kazakhstan, by the China International Trade Representative and Vice Minister of Commerce Fu Ziying, the…

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Smoothing the path to cross-border business connectivity: Horizons’ Roberto Gilardino discusses the China Collaborative Group

During 2018, Horizons remains highly focused on the efforts of its newly formed China Collaborative Group (CCG). The multidisciplinary legal services collective is designed to provide Chinese clients with cohesive strategic solutions that facilitate cross-border investment under the Belt and Road Initiative and other global economic trade platforms. The Square talks with Roberto Gilardino, Horizons…

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A brief look at the application of law in foreign-related civil relations in China

In 2011, the “PRC Law on the Application of Laws to Foreign-Related Civil Relations” (“Law”) was promulgated to provide for what the applicable laws should be when foreign-related civil relations are involved. The definition of “foreign-related civil relations”, however, was not specifically set out in the Law and was, more or less, scattered across various…

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