Emory International Law Review


Yuwei Liu


Chinese corporations have made extensive investment in areas such as central Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa under the Belt and Road Initiative projects. Due to the feature of the investment and the risks involved in the countries, it is important for the Chinese investors to choose the proper forum to resolve the investment disputes arise from the BRI projects. This Comment compares the three major investor-state arbitration institutions, including ICSID, UNCITRAL and CIETAC on various aspects. Due to the political influence, financial risk, convenient location and panel composition, the Comment proposes CIETAC to be the preferred institution for Chinese BRI investors.