China’s economic expansion into the United States has generated intense debates and controversies. Some view it as posing a critical challenge to extant U.S. institutions; others see China as a stakeholder of the extant system and that the Chinese investors are by and large “playing our game.” However, theories and hypotheses on the subject abounding, little is yet known how exactly Chinese investors interact with U.S. institutions. Relying on the first large-scale survey of Chinese companies investing in the United States, this article fills the gap with an interdisciplinary study of the adaptation of Chinese investors and their interactions with the U.S. legal and regulatory systems.

Ji Li received his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Yale Law School. He joined Rutgers Law School-Newark in 2011 after practicing law for a few years at the New York office of an international law firm. Professor Li’s research and teaching interests include taxation, international and comparative law (with a focus on China), property, and empirical legal studies.

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