This policy brief attempts to challenge three popular views on China.
The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) is a leading international arbitration centre in mainland China and in the world. Most disputes are between Chinese and foreign counterparts, and there have been lingering doubts about the fairness of CIETAC arbitration among foreign scholars and practitioners. Statistical data, however, indicate that CIETAC arbitration is substantively fair.
The standard frameworks used to evaluate constitutional systems are not well suited to exposing transitional capacity. The constitutional problems that Minxin Pei’s Trapped in Transition focuses on do not reveal the system’s eventual capacity to transcend them.