China's legal cultural relationship to internatinal economic law: multiple and conflicting paradigms
As the other chapters in this book have demonstrated, China is a significant participant in the international economic legal order (IELO). It is both a significant "importer" of international economic law (IEL) and it is rapidly becoming a major influence on the development of the IELO. It is critical to try to understand the legal forces within China, as a distinctive participant, that contribute to how it handles its relationship with the IELO. These forces shape not only the implementation of IEL within China, but also the ways in which it interacts with other participants within the IELO.