Dalhousie Law Journal


chinese communist party, China, socialist reconstruction, foreign capital, Mao Zedong, international law


Ever since the death of the great "helmsman", father of the Chinese Communist Party, Mao Zedong, in 1976 and the fall of the "Gang of Four"' China has entered a new era of socialist reconstruction characterized by a mass introduction of foreign capital and technology as well as capitalist methods of management. With its door wide open to the outside world for foreign investment, China has repeatedly expressed its desire to "do as the Romans do" and play by the rules of the world community. However, foreign businessmen and lawyers are still skeptical about China's real intentions and its fulfillment of promises.