Editors: Lei Zhang, Xiaowen Tan, Pinguang Ying

Series Title: Current and Future Developments in Law

Digital Economy, Sustainability and International Economic Law

Volume 3

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ISSN: 2589-0107 (Print)
ISSN: 2589-0115 (Online)
ISBN: 978-981-5124-07-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5124-06-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151240641230301


This volume reviews issues that address the interconnection between digital economy, sustainability and international economic law. It covers a range of topics, including renewables subsidies, AI and corporate governance, digital currency, dispute resolution and new developments in trade law. The selection of chapters intends to illustrate how the digital economic, sustainable development goals and arrangements could influence and potentially shape international economic law, and how they are intertwined in an increasingly connected world. However, as the concepts of digital economy and sustainable development integrate unevenly into different fields of law, the selection focuses on some of the most visible influences in corporate and international trade law in Asia.

The chapters in this volume are written by eminent authorities who are devoted to the emerging multidisciplinary fields of international economic law. Contributions include structured sections with a concluding summary and reference list for the benefit of a broad range of readers.

This is a timely reference for legal scholars, practitioners and law students seeking updated and critical information from the perspective of an increasingly digital, and sustainability-focused global trade economy.


Legal professionals; law students of corporate and international trade law


Sustainability in digital economy is one of the most critical and challenging points of international economic law terrains. In this regard, the new volume of “Digital Economy, Sustainability and International Economic Law” of Current and Future Developments in Law series successfully delivers significant research outcomes in both theoretical and practical considerations by clarifying the legal ground, development and analytical framework for the new photovoltaic industry and technology subsidy matters. In this book, the best samples and practices are critically examined including the roles of the WTO in dealing with modern technological development. This book contains insightful chapters on the current and future development of artificial intelligence, in terms of the transformation of the WTO technological innovation and regulation from corporate governance to sustainable and digital corporate governance. Additionally, the proposed model and the designation of the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in the People’s Republic of China have been evaluated, focusing on its challenges and responsibilities. Then, this book suggests mediation as an alternative approach to deal with the diversified dispute as China’s grand strategy and legal tool for the future digital economy. The editors are China’s top-tier international economic lawyers representing the WTO sponsored research institution. In this regard, this book will be valuable for triggering progressive research development in international economic law and sustainability in the time of digitalization.

Eric Yong Joong Lee
YIJUN Institute of International Law
Dongguk University