Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48The Dragon’s Footprints examines China’s participation in the G20; its efforts to increase its prestige in the international monetary system through the internationalization of its currency, the renminbi; its role in the multilat- eral development banks – the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the New Development Bank; and its involvement in global trade governance, in light of the dazzling growth its economy has experienced since its ascension to the World Trade Organization in 2001. Clearly, China has its own views on how to engage with governance bodies and what benefits it expects to reap from its participation in global economic governance. There is no doubt that China is leaving its footprint on many aspects of the international financial system through its growing engagement with and greater integration into the global economy. The Dragon’s Foot- prints provides an in-depth discussion of what China has gained and learned from this experience and considers the implications for its foreign policy and future economic development. Xingqiang (Alex) He is a cigi research fellow. Since the first international investment agreement was negotiated nearly six decades ago, developed countries have sought to protect their investors against the possible failure of host countries (usually a developing country) to respect treaty standards. The North American Free Trade Agreement and the Euro- pean Energy Charter, both dating from 1994, marked the first instances of de- veloped countries signing an agreement containing provisions for investor-state arbitration (isa) between themselves. Since then, isa has become a standard feature of international investment agreements, even as the chorus of protest against isa from civil society groups (and some nations) has grown louder. Second Thoughts gathers the reflections of fourteen international investment experts, examining experiences of isa in Canada and various parts of the world, and asking whether isa is appropriate between developed democracies. Armand de Mestral is a cigi senior fellow. 2 1 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 7 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S CIGI Press October 2016 – available 978-1-928096-23-8 $28.00A CDN, $28.00A US, £23.99 paper 978-1-928096-31-3 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 320pp 4 tables, 1 figure eBook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S CIGI Press January 2017 978-1-928096-38-2 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 7 x 10 448pp 9 tables, 5 figures eBook available The Dragon’s Footprints China in the Global Economic Governance System under the G20 Framework alex he P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S P O L I T I C A L S T U D I E S Second Thoughts Investor State Arbitration between Developed Democracies edited by armand de mestral International investment experts provide thoughts on investor-state arbitration in Canada and other parts of the world and its place between developed democracies.