|Five years of negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty among Korea, China and Japan will be concluded at the 13th round of talks in Tokyo Tuesday. The agreement covers protection of intellectual property rights and liberalization of investment.
Does anyone know why investor-state might be less of a problem here? Are the substantive provisions different? Is it considered more of a problem where U.S. investors are involved? Or have we just not seen the controversy yet in the context of this agreement, and the protests will soon begin?